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Our dazzling African wildlife art collection celebrates the continent's dizzying array of wildlife.

Even more transfixing, many of the wildlife species memorialized by Africa's master artists are endemic to the continent.

So wildlife art is a l-a-r-g-e and growing section of our African art range.

As such, you won't find these animal species anywhere else in the world. 

What's more, some of these species, such as the black rhinoceros and Sable antelope, are critically endangered.

So artists are essentially memorializing some of the last known individuals living in the wild. 

The animals you can expect to find in our African wildlife art range are described below.

The Charismatic Big Five

Africa's Big Five game animals are the African lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo.

The term "Big Five" was devised by colonial era hunters who deemed these animals to be hardest and most dangerous to hunt. 

Thankfully, since hunting is outlawed in many African countries, the phrase has...

Evolved to now innocuously refer to those wildlife species that make for the most prized sighting on an African safari.

African Lion Art

Our African lion art celebrates the undisputed king of the African jungle. 

It is also the ultimate symbol of strength, courage and nobility.

Captured in realism or abstract form, any portrayal of this big cat will likely...

Roar its way into the centerpiece of your home, office or hotel lobby. 

Browse our:

  • African lion paintings, 
  • lion masks, 
  • lion sketches, or other 
  • lion wall art. 

And while you are at it, let us know what your runaway favorite is.

African Leopard Art

Our African leopard art collection commemorates yet another Big Five Big Cat. 

Yeah, Big Cats are a big part of our African wildlife art collection.

The solitary and nocturnal African leopard is the epitome of stealth.

As such, it is difficult to spot:) on an African safari. 

Whether you are fascinated by:

  • the leopard on the prowl 
  • an African leopard portrait (focusing on the face)
  • the leopard's intense stare, or 
  • adorable baby leopards…

We're certain you'll find the perfect leopard painting, sketch, sculpture or mask to complement your collection.

African Elephant Art

Check out our African elephant art section if you are enthralled by the largest land-based mammal.

Want more specificity on this category of African wildlife art?

The African elephant paintings page should be your next stop if you are looking for realism or abstract renditions of these endangered species.

African elephant masks, wooden elephant statues, figurines and silhouettes add depth to our offerings on the art of this gentle giant.

If you want to be super-specific, you should check out our:

  • African elephant close up photos and paintings of the face, foot, trunk, ears and eyes
  • African elephant and calf art
  • African elephant sunset paintings
  • Elephant silhouettes
  • Prints of Ahmed, the elephant with super-long tusks that lived until 1974 and was accorded round the clock armed presidential protection.

African Buffalo Art

African buffalo art profiles this large bovine—fondly referred to as sub-Saharan Africa's wild cattle—in various media.

An adult African buffalo, also called the Cape buffalo, can weigh up to a tonne.

You are certain to find this range of art forms on probably the most unpredictable of all African wildlife: 

  • Life-like, abstract and semi-abstract paintings
  • Silhouettes in the foreground of those unforgettable African sunsets
  • Pencil and ink sketches
  • Sculptures, and
  • Masks.

An artistic rendition of the African buffalo wallowing in a swamp with a cattle egret feeding off the ticks on its back is an intriguing lesson in symbiosis.

Rhinoceros Artwork

Rhinoceros artwork is especially close to my heart.

This is because it partly depicts the plight of an African wildlife species that is literally on the brink of extinction.

Which species am I specifically referring to here?

The black rhino.

It is critically endangered owing to frenzied poaching for its horn which is mistakenly believed to have medicinal properties. 

As such, it is on the IUCN Red List and is accorded the highest level of protection by CITES, the international treaty adopted to protect endangered species. 

But our rhino art page also honors the white rhino which is native to South Africa but has been successfully introduced to other regions of the continent.

So here's what you can expect in our rhino art range:

  • Rhinoceros paintings of face, cow and baby, eyes, and the folding skin
  • Rhinoceros photos
  • Rhino silhouettes
  • Rhinoceros figurines, and even 
  • Rhinoceros bookends.

African Wildlife Art Covering Other Captivating African Animals

In a sense, the "Big Five" phrase emasculates the other African wildlife.

But several great masters make a pretty strong case for these "excluded" African animals, as you'll see in a moment.

African Wild Dog Art

Our African wild dog art selection chronicles the lives of these endangered canines which roam the sub-Saharan African plains.

And oh...

These wild canines are an especially popular category of our African wildlife art range.

I guess, domesticated or wild, a dog truly is man's best friend. And our dog art commemorates this timeless companionship.

Giraffe Art

The giraffe is renowned as the world's tallest mammal. 

It consists, not of one or two, but four distinct species. 

These are the Masai, Southern, Northern and Reticulated giraffes which are distinguishable by their spot patterns.

Our giraffe art is a much-visited part of our African wildlife art collection and consists of:

  • Giraffe paintings
  • Giraffe realism and abstract portraits (focusing on the head). For what it's worth, these are a personal favorite
  • Giraffe silhouettes particularly at sunset
  • Giraffe statues
  • Wooden giraffes made from ebony or rosewood
  • Watercolor giraffes.

Gorilla Art

Our gorilla art range celebrates the tenacity of this Great Ape.

The mountain gorilla isn't just rare, it is also endangered and can only be found only three countries in the whole world.

These are Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cheer on the mountain gorilla as it makes its last stand by…

Owning one of our stunning adult gorilla and baby gorilla paintings, statues and other gorilla art.

Wildebeest Art

Like warthogs and hippos, the odd looking wildebeest aren't exactly Africa's poster wildlife.  

But our wildebeest art range, especially paintings of animated herds of wildebeest stampeding into the Mara River, will blow your mind. Guaranteed.

You see, millions of wildebeest make the perilous journey across a crocodile-infested Mara River to and from the Maasai Mara-Serengeti ecosystems in search of greener pasture.

This return trip is an annual affair.

A wildebeest mask is the perfect complement to a painting depicting the above energetic do-or-die migration.

Zebra Art

Show off your artistic stripes after checking out our zebra art collection consisting of:

  • Zebra paintings
  • Zebra sketches
  • Zebra prints, and 
  • Zebra professional photographs.

Zebras aren't just the wild equestrian cousins of horses, a group of zebras can be called a herd (no surprise there), a zeal or a dazzle!

Africa is home to three truly dazzling species: 

  • Burchell's zebra, 
  • Grant's zebra, and 
  • Grevy's zebra.

Greater Kudu Art

Our greater kudu art celebrates these awesome large African antelopes. 

The male kudus gracefully sport long spiraling horns that can corkscrew up to three full turns. 

If all the kinks are measured, each horn could be up to 4 feet (120 cm) long!

This and other features of these giant antelopes are memorialized in either:

  • greater kudu paintings, or 
  • kudu statues (sculptures).

Cheetah Art

Our cheetah art range salutes this introverted Big Cat which…

Boasts the enviable distinction of being the fastest land-based animal.

Not even Usain Bolt in his heyday would have come close...

In fact scientists have simulated a virtual mammal Olympics that pits Bolt against the cheetah and some other randomly chosen mammals such as the lion, wildebeest, antelope, hyena, African wild dog and zebra.

Without rubbing salt in the wound with detailed stats on the 100m dash, km/h and mph, Bolt wouldn't fare very well.

Choose from our wide selection of cheetah paintings, cheetah print paintings and photos.

Whether you're looking for artwork of:

  • a cheetah family which has strategically taken position on top of an ant hill, enabling it to survey the surrounding savanna for prey
  • cute cheetah cubs, or
  • a cheetah running super-fast, leading to a skilfully illustrated motion blur.

Hippo Art

The hippopotamus (often just abbreviated to "hippo") is the third-largest land-based animal after the elephant and rhino.

Our hippo art celebrates this herbivore's enviable stature.

So what can you expect to find on this site? 

Artwork depicting:

  • adorable baby hippos
  • a hippo or two or more in water
  • a hippo sleeping
  • masterfully sculpted hippos
  • a hippo with its mouth wide open (even scientists cannot agree on its bite force, which, it turns out, is measured in Newtons!).

If media is just as important to you, be sure to take a look at these:

  • Hippo paintings
  • Hippopotamus silhouettes
  • Masterfully sculpted hippo figurines 
  • Hippopotamus statues, and 
  • Hippopotamus photos.

Other African Wildlife Art

If you haven't read about your favourite animal yet, don't despair...

We are going to gradually cover them all, including the:

  • Chimpanzee
  • Hyena
  • Porcupines
  • Jackal
  • Mongoose
  • Monkeys
  • hartebeest
  • Waterbuck
  • Impala, plus many more.

African Bird Art

Africa's landmass is admittedly teeming with beauty that would provide infinite inspiration to the most resolute artist.

So it's perfectly understandable that land-based life and ecosystems predominate our content on African wildlife art.

However, I'd be remiss if I didn't let you lift your eyes to explore the marvels of the African sky.

If you are a bird lover or even an ornithologist, we highly recommend you check out the African bird art page.

There you can find fine artwork on flying jewels such as the:

  • African grey parrot
  • Flamingo
  • Crested crane (crowned crane)
  • Bee eaters
  • Secretary bird
  • Ostrich
  • Kori bustard
  • Kingfisher
  • Shoebill stork (which looks far more prehistoric than it sounds)
  • Wild hawks
  • Hornbill and, of course the…
  • Magnificent African fish eagle which still soars and dominates the African blue sky.

African Wildlife Art Prints

If you are looking to own premium paintings and sketches…

Without the price tags that the originals understandably attract, check out these African wildlife art prints.

You will be pleased to learn that we offer several limited editions. 

These wildlife prints are numbered, signed and provided by the original artists.

This is in keeping with our Fair Trade model.

African Animal Collages & "Medleys"

Can't settle on a specific African animal species? 

Then check out these African wildlife collages.

Or go for an African wildlife art medley. The more, the merrier, right?

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