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Animals in Benin
Benin, is located in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. Benin has amazing creatures in its rainforest, each animal unique in its own habitats. Some these types of animals that live in Benin are elephants, buffalo, antelope, panthers, monkeys, crocodiles, wild ducks baboons, buffalo,
caracal
caracal,
cheetah
cheetahs, hippopotamuses, leopards, lions,
serval
serval, West
African elephant
African elephant, hippopotamuses, and buffalo. Some of these animals are rare species are rare to West Africa, these animals are protected in two National Parks. The animals are becoming rare species do to poaching and loss of habitat. Some of the unique animals that live in this country are
Nile crocodile
Nile crocodile, African elephant, vervet, patas, mona monkeys, Python sebae, bushbuck, red-flanked duiker, yellow-backed duiker, and kobs.

The there are several different types of Habitats that occupy Benin. The habitats in Benin are semi-deciduous, dry, and open forest, and woodland savanna. All of these habitats are located next to rivers, streams that are either close to the water flow or not at all. In west National Park it is either semi-arid to semi-humid in a Sudanese wooded savanna, despite the humidity there are 70 diurnal mammals located in these unique National Forest. Pendjari National Park is known as a Ramsar site and is important to the wetland importance. Pendjari National Park is covered with Hills and cliffs, that provides an amazing backdrop, and remains one of the most unique National Parks in West Africa. The Riparian forest is one of the conservation sites in West Africa and needs special care, that also has different locations throughout the country of Benin. The Riparian forests is dependent on flood waters, many different species of animals relay on these particular forest to survive. Riparian forests are typically open-forests that are semi-deciduous and dry. Benin animals and habitats are unique in so many different ways each one effecting the other in some way, that makes them so wonderful and unique.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Benin.
Even-toed ungulates in Benin
Bay duiker
Maxwell's duiker
Blue duiker
Red-flanked duiker
Common hippopotamus
Yellow-backed duiker
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Oribi
Roan antelope
Waterbuck
Kob
Bohar reedbuck
Tsessebe
Common warthog
Red river hog
Common hartebeest
Grey duiker
African buffalo
Carnivores in Benin
African sand fox
African lion
Leopard
African palm civet
African golden cat
Serval
Spotted hyaena
Slender mongoose
Honey badger
Speckle-throated otter
Striped polecat
African wild dog
African civet
Common genet
Haussa genet
Cheetah
Wild cat
African clawless otter
African caracal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Benin
Fraser's dolphin
Atlantic hump-backed dolphin
Bunch
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Bats in Benin
Mauritian tomb bat
Veldkamp's bat
Egyptian tomb bat
Gambian slit-faced bat
Large slit-faced bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Cyclops roundleaf bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Hammer-headed fruit bat
Lappet-eared free-tailed bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Little free-tailed bat
African sheath-tailed bat
Aellen's pipistrelle
Tiny pipistrelle
Yellow-winged bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Light-winged lesser house bat
African yellow bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Schreber's yellow bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Greenish yellow bat
Gambian epauletted fruit bat
Woermann's bat
Franquet's epauletted fruit bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Hyraxes in Benin
Western tree dassie
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Benin
Cape hare
Pangolins in Benin
Giant ground pangolin
Three-cusped pangolin
Primates in Benin
Lesser bushbaby
Red-bellied guenon
Mona guenon
Lesser spot-nosed guenon
Chimpanzee
Potto gibbon
King colobus
Patas monkey
Elephants in Benin
African elephant
Rodents in Benin
Pygmy mouse
Gambian sun squirrel
Kemp's gerbil
Red-legged sun squirrel
Greater cane rat
Rudd's bristle-furred rat
Allen's hylomyscus
Striped ground squirrel
Crested porcupine
Green bush squirrel
Tullberg's praomys
Typical lemniscomys
Giant rat
Gambian rat
Forest giant squirrel
Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat
West african shaggy rat
Gray glimbing mouse
Banana climbing mouse
Guinea multimammate mouse
Natal multimammate mouse
Northwestern fat mouse
Dainty fat mouse
Target rat
Thomas's rope squirrel
African grass rat
Peter's mouse
Baoule's mouse
Red-cheeked rope squirrel
African brush-tailed porcupine
Hausa mouse
Kintampo rope squirrel
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Benin
African manatee
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