The African Union recognizes 54 countries and the United Nations recognizes 54 as well. They, unfortunately, do not recognize the same 54 nations. Both the United Nations and the African Union have slight variations in their inclusions of countries.
- The hippopotamus is Africa’s deadliest animal. It kills more people in Africa than the crocodiles and lions combined.
- The giraffe is already extinct in at least 7 African nations.
- Both the world’s tallest and largest land animals both come from Africa. They are the giraffe and African elephant, respectively.