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Addo Elephant National Park is unique, it is the first wildlife park in the world that is home to the Big 7; Elephant, African Lion, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard plus two more from the ocean – Southern Right Whales and Great White Sharks. This is due to the inclusion of the park's marine reserve component.
The original section of the park was founded in 1931 in part due to the efforts of Sydney Skaife, in order to provide a sanctuary for the eleven remaining elephants in the area. The park has proved to be very successful and currently houses more than 450 elephants and 400 Cape buffalo, over 48 endangered black rhino as well as a variety of antelope species. Lion and spotted hyena has also recently been re-introduced to the area. The Park has the largest remaining population of the flightless dung beetle in the world.