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Animals in Chad
Chad is home to an abundance of different animals. Elephants, monkeys, warthogs, and many, many more call Chad home. There are 134 species of mammals'17 of which are becoming endangered'and 588 species of birds in residence.

One of Chad's most prominent mammals is the
red river hog
Red River Hog, or Bush Pig, along with the African Bush Elephant, the Cape Hydrax, and a type of old-world monkey called the Mantled
guereza
Guereza. While Chad is primarily composed of deserts in the north, to the South there are fertile grasslands which provide a suitable habitat for grazing animals such as buffalo, rhinoceroses,
giraffe
giraffes, and antelopes to dwell in. Due to the abundance of these creatures, lions, leopards,
cheetah
cheetahs, and hyenas are also attracted to the area and compose a large portion of Chad mammals as well. There are also many species of rodents and bats like old-world fruit bats,
capybara
capybaras, squirrels, and rats.

Lake Chad, located in the far west of Chad, is the largest wetland in the country and within it holds 85 species of fish. Only 25 of these, however, are exclusive to Chad. The floating islands in the lake are also the home to hippopotamus and crocodile'though both of these are declining in numbers'and many different types of waterfowl and migratory birds

The birds that live in Chad range from the flightless ostriches to the wetland dwelling herons. Predatory hawks, falcons and eagles roam the sky. Cuckoos and owls are also quite abundant. Pelicans, cormorants, egrets, and cranes are some of the other birds that live near the water. For the terrestrial types, there are pheasants, partridges, quail, and guinea fowl.

As far as reptiles go, there are many snakes and lizards, such as the endemic Mocquard's Writhing Skink. These animals tend to stay in the deserts of the north.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Chad.
Even-toed ungulates in Chad
Giraffe
Red-flanked duiker
Common hippopotamus
Yellow-backed duiker
Grey duiker
Common warthog
African buffalo
Red river hog
Roan antelope
Waterbuck
Kob
Tsessebe
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Greater kudu
Addra gazelle
Dorcas gazelle
Rhim gazelle
Red-fronted gazelle
Sahara oryx
Oribi
Addax
Common hartebeest
Aoudad
Bohar reedbuck
Carnivores in Chad
Striped polecat
Common genet
African caracal
Panther genet
Striped hyaena
Spotted hyaena
Serval
Speckle-throated otter
African wild dog
Sand cat
African sand fox
Wild cat
Cheetah
Fennec fox
African lion
Egyptian mongoose
Leopard
Banded mongoose
Honey badger
African clawless otter
Saharan striped polecat
Bats in Chad
Dark-winged lesser house bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Trident bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Greenish yellow bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Gland-tailed free-tailed bat
Hamilton's tomb bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Little free-tailed bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat
Yellow-winged bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Gambian epauletted fruit bat
Ethiopian epauletted fruit bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Lesser mouse-tailed bat
Rusty pipistrelle
Greater mouse-tailed bat
Hyraxes in Chad
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Chad
Cape hare
Bunyoro rabbit
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Chad
Black rhinoceros
Pangolins in Chad
Giant ground pangolin
Cape pangolin
Primates in Chad
Eastern black-and-white colobus
Patas monkey
Lesser bushbaby
Elephants in Chad
African elephant
Rodents in Chad
Gambian sun squirrel
Kemp's gerbil
Gambian rat
Fring-tailed gerbil
Typical lemniscomys
Congo gerbil
Gracile tateril
Pouched gerbil
Lesser cane rat
Mzab gundi
Rudd's bristle-furred rat
Guinea multimammate mouse
Natal multimammate mouse
Striped ground squirrel
Dallon's gerbil
Lesser egyptian gerbil
Pygmy gerbil
Baluchistan gerbil
Nigerian gerbil
Greater egyptian gerbil
Tarabul's gerbil
African grass rat
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Chad
African manatee
Aardvark in Chad
Aardvark
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