• Hummingbirds can fly, but they cannot walk.
• The Republic of Sudan, in north-eastern Africa, is the largest country of the African continent. Sudan has a total area of 2,505,800 sq km (967,490 sq mi).
• The smallest African country is The Seychelles Island covering an area of 453 sq km but Gambia is the smallest of the mainland African states, covering an area of 11,300 sq km (4,363 sq mi).
• Hippos excrete a red liquid from their pores, which protects their skin from sun and infection!
• Hippos can open their mouths up to 150 degrees wide! Adult hippos have only two enemies in the world: other hippos and humans!
• Each zebra has its own personal striping pattern. This makes identification of individuals easy for researchers!
• Largest Lake: Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and is the world's second-largest freshwater lake.
• Deepest Lake: Lake Tanganyika is the deepest lake in Africa. Its greatest depth is 1,436 m making it the second deepest freshwater lake in the world after Lake Baikal.
• Longest River: The River Nile drains towards north-eastern Africa, and at 6,650 km, is the longest river in Africa and in the world.
• Lake Malawi contains the largest number of fish species unlike any other lake in the world, probably over 500 from ten families.
• Insect antennae are covered by tiny hairs that detect sounds, smells and chemical messages called pheromones.
Friday James is an S5 student
at Lycee De Kigali Secondary School