Animal Wisdom from Africa - Archived

Observation of the wild animals has always been a source of knowledge for Africans. Proverbs about these truths often show great wisdom.


The rat cannot call the cat to account.

You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.

Even a weak lion is not bitten by a dog.

The leopard does not sleep on a dry branch.

As the dog said, 'If I fall down for you and you fall down for me, it is playing.'

The frog wanted to be as big as the elephant, and burst.
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