Kilala Mo Ba ang mga Hayop na ’To

Kilala Mo Ba ang mga Hayop na ’To

[Some African Animals]

Para sa mga Aprikano, ang mga sumusunod na uri ng hayop ay malamang pangkaraniwan na lamang, dahil ang mga ito ay lehitimo sa mga bansang matatagpuan sa kontinente ng Aprika. Subalit…

To many non-African people, the following species of animals are most likely unheard of. Some may even think that these are mythical or fictional animals or extinct species of fauna. However, these animals are real and to this day are still roaming the particular African forests where they naturally thrive.

The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to African countries that are located south of the Sahara. It is also called antbear, earth hog, or ground pig. Its elongated head that ends in a long snout is one of its most distinctive characteristics, making its head look like a cross between a rabbit’s and a pig’s. Aardvarks live in savannas, grasslands, woodlands, and bush lands, feeding mainly on ants and termites.

The aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a primate that naturally lives in the canopy areas of rainforests in Madagascar. Its big pair of eyes and long fingers best characterize it. Aye-ayes are regarded as the world’s largest nocturnal primates, sleeping during the day in nests built in tree branches. They have an unusual method of finding food: tapping on trees to find grubs, then gnawing holes in the wood and inserting their elongated middle fingers to pull the grubs out. The aye-aye is a relative of the tarsier, another species of primates common in Bohol, Philippines.

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a hoofed mammal—relative of the giraffe—native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. Its most distinct characteristic is the striped markings on its limbs, reminiscent of those of the zebra. Although they are not classified as endangered, okapis are threatened by habitat destruction and poaching. The world population is estimated at 10,000–20,000. As of 2010, there are about 160 specimens in captivity, making okapis in North American and European zoos reasonably common.

Sa Madaling Salita
Ang mga hayop na inilarawan sa artikulong ito ay hindi kathang-isip; ang mga ito ay totoong ispisis ng hayop na likás na nananahan sa kagubatan ng ilang bansang matatagpuan sa kontinente ng Aprika.

Or, in Simple Words
The animals described in this article are real species of fauna that thrive in the forests of particular countries found in the continent of Africa.