Masai Mara Big 5 animals were named traditionally by African hunters as some of the mammals that were very hard, dangerous and difficult to hunt or kill in the African jungle. They looked much aggressive both in size and actions, they could attack you at all angles as long as they have sensed danger their defensive mechanisms were through attacking the hunter.
The Masai Mara Big 5 (African Big five) include: Lions, African Elephants, Rhinoceros, Cape buffalo and Leopards. Masai Mara national reserve is one of the few national reserves in Africa that is lucky to host or habit all the big five Masai Mara Big 5 though seeing rhinos is as hard as getting gold. Masai has the best records on the African big five as its one of the only reserves in the whole world that the population of Elephants are increasing on annually basis as per the recent concluded Elephant census.
African Elephants like moving in groups except the males called the Bulls that are solitary especially those who are adults fully grown, the king of the jungle called Lion which is the biggest predator and biggest in cat family have large prides in Masai Mara, you don’t need to drive for long distance in order to see lions in Masai Mara in fact they are common as the common antelope
The rarest in Masai Mara Big 5 is the Rhino easily spotted at a distance that is why in some books they consider that Masai mara national Reserve has only the big four not big five due to the rare and not easy see of the Rhinos but the reserve has the white Rhinos. The other which is more dangerous to human beings are the cape Buffalos in all the big five and they are always in large groups except if one has been defeated by other and its chased a way and these forms the most dangerous groups to humans, The dominant bulls are more aggressive inorder to defend its territory and the crowd from any attack from others.
Unlike any other big five or big cats, leopards are much unique on its behavior, its one of the strongest animals on earth well built especially on the for front and this helps it to carry its food which can even double its weight up into the tree to eat at peace. Its among the deadliest animals in Masai mara hard to see needs well trained and experienced guide some time guest call it luck to see them and that is one of the big reasons why guests visit Masai Mara yet they are more popular only they take more hours in hide or resting than hunting, their up tree hunting technique helps them time an animal on the base of the tree kill and take it up to eat.