Africa Silver Plated Earrings
The Africa Silver Plated Earrings embraces the exotic nature of the African savannah. Indeed, when you hear the word “Africa”, it conjures scenes from its beautiful wilderness areas. Get ready to explore the continent with your Africa earrings. Uncover some of its incredible wildlife and prepare to be amazed!
Africa’s World Record Breakers
Africa is host to several animals that are world record breakers in various categories. These include the following:
1. The largest mammal, the African elephant, weighing between 5-7 tons. It stands 3-3.7 metres (9ft10”-12ft 1”) at the shoulder. These gentle giants are native to forests, grassy plains and deserts in sub-Saharan Africa.
2. The fastest land animal, the cheetah, reaching a top speed of about 70 miles per hour.
3. The most successful predator, the African hunting dogs or painted dogs, which are successful in up to 80% of their hunts.
4. The most successful feline predator, the Black-Footed Cat, which is native to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. They are one of the world’s smallest felines and are successful in up to 60% of its hunts.
5. The largest primate, the gorilla, can measure up to 1.8 meters (6 feet) tall and weigh between 136-227kg (300-500 pounds). The largest subspecies is the mountain gorilla of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. The males are known as ‘silverbacks’.
6. The largest reptile also holds the record for being the largest freshwater predator – the Nile crocodile. They can weigh over 1000 kg (over 2200 pounds) and grow to almost 6 meters (20 feet) long.
7. The tallest mammal, the giraffe. Find out more about the giraffe here.
8. The largest frog – the Goliath frog, found in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.
We’re Small Beings in a Large Land
This is just the tip of the iceberg; there is so much more to discover. Pair these earrings with your favourite charm from the Big Five Collection and start exploring!
“Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape.” Doris Lessing
Learn more about Africa and different representations of the continent here.