Africa, the way back to nature

With our current Art of Africa group exhibition, we have decided to take the time to honour this amazing continent and wildlife.

For the duration of the Art of Africa group show, we will share some blog post about Africa and wildlife.

 Africa - Blog post THE SPACE gallery

Africa has been blessed with the most beautiful wildlife diversity.

The main thing when going on a Safari is to be patient and everything comes to those that wait.

 Africa - Blog post THE SPACE gallery

First, let’s talk about the king of the jungle:

The Lion

 Africa - The Lion

African lions have been admired throughout history for a symbol of courage and strength.

The Night Patrol II: Till The Glowing Of Dawn by Mahdhav Sarna

African lions once roamed most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe. But the species has disappeared from 94 per cent of its historic range and can only be found today in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Lions live in large family groups called prides, which usually consists of a dominant male, a dozen females and their offspring. They are the only cats that live in groups.

Her Pride, Her Joy by Mahdhav Sarna


Watchful Eyes - African Lion by Dario Zanesco

Today, there are only half as many African lions than there were 25 years ago.


« There can no more thrilling experience than the first sight of a full-maned lion on the plains of Africa. » Ernest Hemingway


The Elephant

Elephant - THE SPACE gallery 

African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. They are slightly larger than their Asian cousins and can be identified by their larger ears that look somewhat like the continent of Africa.


Nomad by Mahdhav Sarna

Elephants are herbivores and only eat grasses, herbs, fruit, plants and trees. Their healthy vegetarian diet is obviously good for them as the average elephant has a life span of around 70 years old.

The Gentle Giant by Bianca Vitale

Elephants are social animals who tend to live in large groups. They are known for their ability to stay within « family » groups for the duration of their lives, and never stay far from their own mothers.

Re-Emergence by Arezzo Sami 

Elephants are highly intelligent, social animals that use a variety of different means, to communicate with each other. Like humans, they love to talk to each other by vocalising a range of calls and sounds.


Time for Mud – Elephant Calf by Dario Zanesco

The Giraffe

Giraffe - Blog post THE SPACE gallery 

Giraffes are the world's tallest mammals, thanks to their towering legs and long necks. They sometimes battle one another by butting their long necks and heads. Such contests aren't usually dangerous and end when one animal submits and walks away.



What is your favourite animal from the African Savannah?


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Reference: National Geography

Credit photos: Canvas

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