The Impossible Five
In Search of South Africa's Most Elusive Mammals
Jacaranda Books Art Music
OverviewVisiting Africa's game reserves is often all about spotting "The Big Five" – the five most dangerous animals on the continent – the Lion, the Leopard, the Elephant, the Rhino and the Buffalo. But what about those animals you have almost zero chance of seeing?
Justin Fox drew up a list of the most elusive animals and set off to find "The Impossible Five" – the Cape Mountain Leopard, the Aardvark, the Pangolin, the Riverine Rabbit, and the Naturally Occurring White Lion. In a humorous, original, off-beat adventure story, Fox travels around Africa in search of these forgotten animals, meeting some very weird characters and other absurd mammals along the way.