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The Congolese rainforest is located in central Africa. It is the second largest rainforest in the world. The wet, hot, and humid conditions of the rainforest create a unique biodiversity in which many animals, birds, and insects flourish. Numerous exotic and endangered species can be found in the Republic of the Congo.

The
Congo clawless otter
Congo Clawless Otter is one of the most unusual and mysterious animals in the Republic of the Congo. It is a rare species, and for that reason scientists do not know much about it. The Congo Clawless Otter eats frogs, eggs, and small vertebrae. Although seldom seen, the Congo Clawless Otter is recognized by its partially webbed feet, and the two distinct black markings that it has between its eyes and nose. These characteristics differ from those of other clawless otters, as they have fully webbed feet and no distinct markings.

The Okapi is also unique to the Republic of the Congo. Okapis are a relative of the
giraffe
giraffe, but in fact they look more like a zebra due to their striped legs. Okapis are not as tall as giraffes, as they grow only to be about 5 feet high, but both animals are equipped with a prehensile tongue and a shy and timid disposition.

The Bonobo also lives in the Republic of the Congo. Bonobos are great apes. It is believed that the Bonobo has a genetic make-up that most closely resembles the genetics of a human being. Although Bonobos live to be between 50 and 55 years old, they are considered an endangered species. The Bonobos have a matriarchal society, and are said to be pansexual.

The rainforest of the Republic of the Congo provides a colorful backdrop to a host of wild animals and species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Congo, Republic of the.
Even-toed ungulates in Congo, Republic of the
Peter's duiker
Bay duiker
White-bellied duiker
Blue duiker
Southern reedbuck
Black-fronted duiker
Ogilby's duiker
Yellow-backed duiker
Common hippopotamus
Water chevrotain
Grey duiker
African buffalo
Bates' pygmy antelope
Bongo
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Common warthog
Waterbuck
Giant forest hog
Red river hog
Carnivores in Congo, Republic of the
Long-nosed mongoose
Speckle-throated otter
Honey badger
African golden cat
Striped polecat
African civet
Servaline genet
Spotted hyaena
African linsang
African lion
Serval
Leopard
African palm civet
Black-footed mogoose
Cameroon clawless otter
Alexander's cusimanse
Slender mongoose
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Congo, Republic of the
Pygmy killer whale
Bunch
Fraser's dolphin
Bats in Congo, Republic of the
Adam's horseshoe bat
Halcyon horseshoe bat
Woermann's bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Forest horseshoe bat
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Benito roundleaf bat
Swinny's horseshoe bat
Least long-fingered bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Pel's pouched bat
Cyclops roundleaf bat
Pohle's fruit bat
Railer bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Zenker's fruit bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
African yellow bat
Little free-tailed bat
African sheath-tailed bat
Little collared fruit bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Hammer-headed fruit bat
Bate's slit-faced bat
Large slit-faced bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Persian trident bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Lesser angolan epauletted fruit bat
Ethiopian epauletted fruit bat
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Franquet's epauletted fruit bat
Hyraxes in Congo, Republic of the
Western tree dassie
Pangolins in Congo, Republic of the
Giant ground pangolin
Black-bellied pangolin
Three-cusped pangolin
Primates in Congo, Republic of the
Red colobus
Allen's bushbaby
Gorilla
Collared mangabey
Moustached guenon
De brazza's monkey
Greater spot-nosed guenon
Southern talapoin monkey
Crowned guenon
Eastern black-and-white colobus
Black colobus
Pennant's red colobus
Chimpanzee
Allen's swamp monkey
Gray-cheeked mangabey
Potto gibbon
Golden angwantibo
Mandrill
Elegant galago
Elephants in Congo, Republic of the
African elephant
Rodents in Congo, Republic of the
Lady burton's rope squirrel
Forest giant squirrel
Ribboned rope squirrel
Guinea multimammate mouse
Fire-footed rope squirrel
Natal multimammate mouse
Shining thicket rat
African smoky mouse
Pygmy mouse
Peters' hybomys
Peter's mouse
Target rat
Thomas's pygmy mouse
Lesser hylomyscus
Beaded hylomyscus
African pygmy squirrel
Allen's hylomyscus
Stella hylomyscus
African wading rat
Greater cane rat
Giant rat
Cape porcupine
Gambian rat
Long-eared flying squirrel
Pygmy scaly-tailed flying squirrel
Velvet climbing mouse
Rufous-nosed rats
Congo forest mouse
Typical lemniscomys
African groove-toothed rat
Baifran palm squirrel
Lord derby's flying squirrel
Green bush squirrel
Yellow-bellied brush-furred rat
Dwarf scaly-tailed squirrel
Fire-bellied brush-furred rat
Jackson's praomys
Big-eared swamp rat
Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat
Tullberg's praomys
African brush-tailed porcupine
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Congo, Republic of the
African manatee
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