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Animals in Mozambique
There are a number of animals native to Mozambique including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, hyenas, lions and jackals. This country has a diverse habitat that supports a wealth of animal species both on land and in the water.
The coastal region affords travelers the unique opportunity to view the humpback whales when they migrate through the waters during the months of June, July, August, September and October. There are also dozens of different amphibians and fish are found living in the Mozambique waters.
One of the rarest animals native to Mozambique is the endangered black rhinoceros. Said to be a species on the very edge of extinction the country of Mozambique may well be your only opportunity to view one of these land dwelling creatures in the wild.
Large, powerful lions and fleet-footed
cheetah
cheetahs can be seen prowling the countryside of this African nation. Although you may want to concentrate on getting some clear photos of these beautiful mammals Mozambique is also home to the dangerous Spitting Cobra.
In addition to the coastline this African country offers coastal and eastern forests which house many of the animals native to Mozambique. There are large open plains, grasslands and many natural forests that offer a number of different habitats. The Miomba Woodlands and the Derre Forest Preserve are just two of the areas in Mozambique which hold enormous biological importance for scientists. This is due to the fact that these places house some of the world's rarest creatures and there may be some animal species living there that are yet undiscovered.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Mozambique.
Even-toed ungulates in Mozambique
Oribi
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Nyala
Common warthog
Greater kudu
Giraffe
Blue duiker
Bushpig
Natal duiker
Common hippopotamus
Sharpe's grysbok
Blue & white-bearded wildebeest
Steenbok
Southern reedbuck
Roan antelope
Mountain reedbuck
Sable antelope
Suni
Tsessebe
Waterbuck
Grey duiker
Klipspringer
African buffalo
Impala
Carnivores in Mozambique
African civet
Angolan genet
African clawless otter
Afro-australian fur seal
African lion
Common genet
Leopard
Panther genet
Wild cat
Side-striped jackal
Black-backed jackal
African caracal
Aardwolf
Spotted hyaena
African palm civet
Marsh mongoose
Slender mongoose
Common dwarf mongoose
Egyptian mongoose
White-tailed mongoose
Banded mongoose
Cheetah
Selous' mongoose
Meller's mongoose
Bat-eared fox
Honey badger
Serval
Speckle-throated otter
Striped polecat
African wild dog
African striped weasel
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Mozambique
Southern right whale
Coalfish whale
Bunch
Bryde's whale
Chinese white dolphin
Blainville's beaked whale
Pygmy killer whale
Gray's beaked whale
Hector's beaked whale
Layard's beaked whale
True's beaked whale
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Euphrosyne dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Pygmy sperm whale
Rough-toothed dolphin
Killer whale
Fraser's dolphin
Southern right whale dolphin
Bats in Mozambique
Dark-winged lesser house bat
Dobson's fruit bat
African yellow bat
Long-tailed house bat
Schreber's yellow bat
Greenish yellow bat
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Persian trident bat
Lesser long-fingered bat
Greater long-fingered bat
Spotted free-tailed bat
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Sierra leone free-tailed bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Rusty pipistrelle
Angolan free-tailed bat
Little free-tailed bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Percival's trident bat
African sheath-tailed bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Cape hairy bat
Welwitch's bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Large slit-faced bat
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Damara woolly bat
Darling's horseshoe bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Hildebrandt's horseshoe bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Wood's slit-faced bat
Bushveld horseshoe bat
Swinny's horseshoe bat
African giant free-tailed bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Ethiopian epauletted fruit bat
Light-winged lesser house bat
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Hyraxes in Mozambique
Rock dassie
Bush hyrax
Eastern tree dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Mozambique
Cape hare
Greater red rockhare
Jameson's red rockhare
Elephant-shrews in Mozambique
Short-snouted elephant shrew
Dusky elephant shrew
Eastern rock elephant shrew
Four-toed elephant shrew
Checkered elephant shrew
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Mozambique
Burchell's zebra
Black rhinoceros
Pangolins in Mozambique
Cape pangolin
Primates in Mozambique
Mohol galago
Blue monkey
Garnett's greater galago
Elephants in Mozambique
African elephant
Rodents in Mozambique
Vlei rat
Gorongoza gerbil
Lord derby's flying squirrel
Southern multimammate mouse
Bushveld gerbil
Natal multimammate mouse
Acacia rat
Greater cane rat
Smith's bush squirrel
Hairy-footed gerbil
Striped bush squirrel
Red bush squirrel
Mozambique thicket rat
Vincent's bush squirrel
Woodland thicket rat
Spring hare
Small-eared dormouse
Creek groove-toothed swamp rat
Rudd's bristle-furred rat
Rock dormouse
Silvery mole rat
Mutable sun squirrel
Delectable soft-furred mouse
Pygmy mouse
Neave's mouse
Gray-bellied pygmy mouse
Gambian rat
African mole rat
Four-striped grass mouse
Tiny fat mouse
Cape porcupine
Fat mouse
Gray glimbing mouse
Brant's climbing mouse
Chestnut climbing mouse
Nyika climbing mouse
Spiny mouse
Single-striped grass mouse
Red rock rat
Pouched mouse
Namaqua rock rat
Angoni vlei rat
Boehm's gerbil
Yellow-spotted brush-furred rat
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Mozambique
Dugong
Aardvark in Mozambique
Aardvark
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