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The Central African Republic is located in central Africa and covers mostly savannah (treeless expanses of open grassland) in the north, and dense Congo jungle to the south along the Ubangi and Sangha Rivers. A wide range of vegetation can be found within these different zones such as scrubby drought resistant shrubs and trees to the larger, more leafy forests in the Congo. This difference in vegetative zones gives the Republic a much larger range of animal species to fill the two different habitats.

The Central African Republic is home to many different species from the beautiful blue headed doves to the sleek and slender
serval
serval. In the savannah you can find lions,
cheetah
cheetahs, leopards, baboons, antelope, buffalo, and other species of insects, amphibians and reptiles. In the dense Congo jungle you can find the smaller forest elephants,
gorilla
gorillas,
chimpanzee
chimpanzees, leopards, and other primates. Located in the rivers you cannot forget the crocodiles, hippos and large variety of fish species.

A special population of "Bili" apes are also established within the Congo region; this particular troop of chimps are larger then their cousins and also build their nests on the ground instead of in the trees. This behavior is unusual as most chimps are afraid of larger predators, but the Bili chimps have been seeing feasting on a leopard carcass. No big cat hunting has been observed however, so they may have scavenged the cat.

The Black Rhino also inhabits the area, one of the last niches this rare species can be found. Along with the rhino several other species are endangered such as the
African elephant
African Elephant, African Golden Cat, African Lion, African Gray Parrot, Apa, Bongo, Cheetah, Chimpanzee and many other species. Endangered plants can also be found in the area such as Neoschumannia kamerunensis and Nesogordonia papaverifera.

The Central African Republic homes many different species, endangered and none alike. Its rich jungles and open plains are home to many different critters, all of which need to be protected for future generations.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Central African Republic.
Even-toed ungulates in Central African Republic
Bongo
Marshbuck
Klipspringer
Bushbuck
Peter's duiker
Greater kudu
Oribi
White-bellied duiker
Blue duiker
Red-fronted gazelle
Giraffe
Black-fronted duiker
Red-flanked duiker
Yellow-backed duiker
Common warthog
Giant forest hog
Red river hog
Common hippopotamus
Bohar reedbuck
Roan antelope
Water chevrotain
Tsessebe
Grey duiker
Bates' pygmy antelope
African buffalo
Common hartebeest
Waterbuck
Kob
Carnivores in Central African Republic
African palm civet
Wild cat
Asiatic jackal
Alexander's cusimanse
Side-striped jackal
African caracal
Pousargues' mongoose
Speckle-throated otter
Slender mongoose
African wild dog
White-tailed mongoose
Banded mongoose
African lion
Honey badger
Leopard
Striped polecat
African civet
Common genet
Panther genet
Servaline genet
African linsang
African golden cat
Striped hyaena
Spotted hyaena
Cheetah
Serval
Bats in Central African Republic
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Yellow-winged bat
Short-palated fruit bat
Large-eared free-tailed bat
Tiny pipistrelle
Woermann's bat
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Rusty pipistrelle
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Greater long-fingered bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Spurrell's free-tailed bat
Railer bat
Aba roundleaf bat
Duke of abruzzi's free-tailed bat
Trevor's free-tailed bat
Benito roundleaf bat
Gland-tailed free-tailed bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Cyclops roundleaf bat
African sheath-tailed bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Greater mouse-tailed bat
Dark-winged lesser house bat
Little collared fruit bat
Zenker's fruit bat
Daubenton's free-tailed bat
Persian trident bat
African yellow bat
Bini free-tailed bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Greenish yellow bat
Veldkamp's bat
Large slit-faced bat
Hammer-headed fruit bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Gambian epauletted fruit bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Lesser woolly bat
Franquet's epauletted fruit bat
Ja slit-faced bat
Dwarf slit-faced bat
Hyraxes in Central African Republic
Western tree dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Central African Republic
Cape hare
Bunyoro rabbit
Pangolins in Central African Republic
Cape pangolin
Primates in Central African Republic
Allen's bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Lesser bushbaby
Gorilla
Potto gibbon
Black-cheeked white-nosed monkey
Moustached guenon
De brazza's monkey
Greater spot-nosed guenon
Crowned guenon
Eastern black-and-white colobus
Patas monkey
Gray-cheeked mangabey
Elegant galago
Elephants in Central African Republic
African elephant
Rodents in Central African Republic
Harrington's gerbil
Fire-bellied brush-furred rat
Rufous-nosed rats
Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat
Thomas's rope squirrel
Lady burton's rope squirrel
Red-cheeked rope squirrel
Big-eared swamp rat
Guinea multimammate mouse
Natal multimammate mouse
Macmillan's thicket rat
Shining thicket rat
Savanna dormouse
African smoky mouse
Jackson's praomys
Gambian sun squirrel
Dollman's tree mouse
Red-legged sun squirrel
Forest giant squirrel
African groove-toothed rat
Gounda mouse
Pygmy mouse
Oubangui mouse
Peter's mouse
Giant rat
Gambian rat
Peters' hybomys
Rudd's bristle-furred rat
Ochre mole rat
Striped ground squirrel
Lesser hylomyscus
Target rat
Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse
Beaded hylomyscus
Cameroon scaly-tail
Stella hylomyscus
Congo forest mouse
Hinde's rock rat
Pygmy scaly-tailed flying squirrel
Kemp's gerbil
Lord derby's flying squirrel
Fring-tailed gerbil
Dwarf scaly-tailed squirrel
Congo gerbil
African grass rat
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