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Animals in Burundi
Burundi is an interesting country, to say the least, in central Africa next to The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. This country, with it's beautiful scenery and gorgeous green forests, has some very interesting inhabitants. One of which is the
Trumpeter Hornbill
Trumpeter Hornbill, (Bycanistes Bucinator), and are similar to their cousin the Silvery-cheeked Hornbill.
They are all black with a white belly and also white under their wings. They usually live in small groups of two to five but have sometimes been seen to live in communities of up to 20 to 50 birds. Living in the tropical evergreen forests and feed on the abundant fruit and insects. The female, only slightly smaller than that of the male, usually lay four to five eggs. If kept in captivity they are very friendly and love attention.
The Shoebill is another interesting bird that lives in Burundi. Also known as Whalehead, (Balaenicps Rex), getting their name from the shape of their large bill. Although known in ancient Egyptian and Arabian cultures they were never seen until the 19th century, and never seen alive until long after their skins were brought to Europe. They can get up to 60 inches in height and have a wingspan of about 125 inches. They live mainly in march areas, with a forest canopy and mainly eat frogs, fish and anything that inhabits the muddy waters they prey.
The females lay one to three eggs during the dry season and nest on the ground. Their classification is something of a constant change as it seems evidence of their biochemical evidence always has something new to say about them. Some consider the bird to be the missing link between the Pelican and the Stork, as new DNA evidence has suggested.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Burundi.
Even-toed ungulates in Burundi
Blue duiker
Yellow-backed duiker
Oribi
Roan antelope
Weyn's duiker
Water chevrotain
Waterbuck
Bohar reedbuck
Common warthog
Tsessebe
Bushpig
Grey duiker
African buffalo
Impala
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Klipspringer
Common hippopotamus
Carnivores in Burundi
Side-striped jackal
African lion
Leopard
African palm civet
Banded mongoose
Honey badger
African golden cat
Serval
Striped polecat
African striped weasel
Spotted hyaena
Speckle-throated otter
African wild dog
Wild cat
Cheetah
Bats in Burundi
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Spotted free-tailed bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Little free-tailed bat
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Yellow-winged bat
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Darling's horseshoe bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Hildebrandt's horseshoe bat
Ethiopian epauletted fruit bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
African yellow bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Welwitch's bat
Bate's slit-faced bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Hyraxes in Burundi
Bush hyrax
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Burundi
Cape hare
Bunyoro rabbit
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Burundi
Burchell's zebra
Primates in Burundi
Chimpanzee
L'hoest's guenon
Blue monkey
Potto gibbon
Angolan black-and-white colobus
Gray-cheeked mangabey
Eastern needle-clawed bushbaby
Mohol galago
Garnett's greater galago
Elephants in Burundi
African elephant
Rodents in Burundi
Dent's vlei rat
Rufous-nosed rats
Tropical vlei rat
Peters' hybomys
Beaded hylomyscus
Boehm's bush squirrel
Montane hylomyscus
Stella hylomyscus
Creek groove-toothed swamp rat
Cape porcupine
Jackson's praomys
Typical lemniscomys
African wading rat
Giant rat
Forest giant squirrel
Gambian rat
Woosnam's brush-furred rat
Kivu climbing mouse
Guinea multimammate mouse
Natal multimammate mouse
Carruther's mountain squirrel
Ruanda mole rat
Fire-footed rope squirrel
Boehm's gerbil
Toad mouse
Kemp's gerbil
Pygmy mouse
Savanna gerbil
Gray-bellied pygmy mouse
Woodland thicket rat
Kemp's thicket rat
Forest thicket rat
Greater cane rat
Shining thicket rat
Red-legged sun squirrel
Hinde's rock rat
Ruwenzori sun squirrel
Kaiser's rock rat
Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse
African grass rat
Aardvark in Burundi
Aardvark
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