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Animals in Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau is an African country located on the west coast of the continent. It is bordered by Senegal on the north, Guinea to the south and east, and the Atlantic ocean to the west. Guinea is one of the smallest African nations, but it is home to a diverse array of animals.

Guinea-Bissau is made up of wetlands, tropical forests, savanna. Guinea-Bissau also has an archipelago of islands just off of its coast that is home to both land animals and marine animals. Scientists estimate that 108 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds live in Guinea-Bissau.

A couple of the species of animals that live in Guinea-Bissau are endangered. These include: the
chimpanzee
chimpanzee and the wild dog. Several other species of animals are vulnerable and may become endangered without protection and conservation. These animals are:
African elephant
African Elephants, African Golden Cats, lions, pygmy hippopotamus, Red-fronted Gazelles, and the West
African manatee
African Manatee.

The coastal waters and islands off of Guinea-Bissau are also teeming with wildlife. Many chimpanzees inhabit the tropical forests of the islands. Cantanhez Natural Park is a protected refuge for the chimpanzees. The unique and interesting saltwater hippopotamus can be found in the southern Orango Islands. Endangered sea turtles make their home off the coast of the Joao Vieira Islands. Dolphins inhabit these waters, and whales also visit.

A huge variety of birds live in Guinea-Bissau. Two of the most impressive birds are the blue-headed wood dove and the iris glossy starling. Other birds that can be seen include macaws, hawks, eagles, hornbills and king fishers.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Guinea-Bissau.
Even-toed ungulates in Guinea-Bissau
Bongo
African buffalo
Kob
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Common warthog
Red river hog
Oribi
Red-fronted gazelle
Common hippopotamus
Bohar reedbuck
Common hartebeest
Roan antelope
Maxwell's duiker
Red-flanked duiker
Grey duiker
Waterbuck
Yellow-backed duiker
Carnivores in Guinea-Bissau
Serval
Speckle-throated otter
African wild dog
African palm civet
Spotted hyaena
Banded mongoose
Honey badger
Striped polecat
Wild cat
African lion
Leopard
African golden cat
African clawless otter
African caracal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Guinea-Bissau
Fraser's dolphin
Gervais' beaked whale
Atlantic dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Atlantic hump-backed dolphin
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Bats in Guinea-Bissau
Yellow-winged bat
Gland-tailed free-tailed bat
Little free-tailed bat
African sheath-tailed bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Gambian slit-faced bat
Gambian epauletted fruit bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Buettikofer's epauletted fruit bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Aba roundleaf bat
Dent's horseshoe bat
Cyclops roundleaf bat
African yellow bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Hammer-headed fruit bat
Egyptian tomb bat
Hyraxes in Guinea-Bissau
Western tree dassie
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Guinea-Bissau
Primates in Guinea-Bissau
Campbell's guenon
King colobus
Patas monkey
Chimpanzee
Lesser bushbaby
Potto gibbon
Red colobus
Elephants in Guinea-Bissau
African elephant
Rodents in Guinea-Bissau
Typical lemniscomys
Striped ground squirrel
Gambian rat
Guinea multimammate mouse
Natal multimammate mouse
West african shaggy rat
Pygmy mouse
Fire-footed rope squirrel
Lorrain dormouse
Gambian sun squirrel
Red-legged sun squirrel
Crested porcupine
Guinea gerbil
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Guinea-Bissau
African manatee
Aardvark in Guinea-Bissau
Aardvark
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