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Animals in Senegal
The Nation of Senegal is situated on the west coast of Africa. It was founded in 1958 and is a multilingual country with a multilingual country with varied cultures of people, affluent history and ethnic customs. In addition, Senegal is home to many animals.

Senegal is slightly less in size than South Dakota, has a population of about 10 million and the capital city is Dakar. It has three main rivers called the S'n'gal, Gambia and Casamance. Senegal consists mainly of flat land covered sand; however, hills can be found in the southeast, along with tall lush forests in the area of Casamance. Additionally, small, raised, flat terrain and volcanic rocks can be found on the Cape Verde peninsula.

The climate is tropical with two definite seasons ranging in temperatures up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, especially during the dry season. The rainfall during the rainy season ranges throughout the country from 12 to 40 inches. It's no wonder that Senegal has an abundance of native tropical wildlife spread across six individual game parks.

The wildlife parks in the northern part of Senegal are known as Iles de la Madeleine, Langue de Barbarie and Djoudj. In the south, the national wildlife parks are Delta du Saloun and Casamance, and in the eastern part of the country there is one called Kaba. Senegal is home to many species of animals including many kinds of birds. Some of these animals are great
White Pelican
white pelicans, flamingos, crowned cranes, warthogs, long neck
giraffe
giraffes,
golden jackal
golden jackals, monkeys, buffalos, lions and leopards.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Senegal.
Even-toed ungulates in Senegal
Giraffe
Maxwell's duiker
Red-flanked duiker
Yellow-backed duiker
Common hippopotamus
Sahara oryx
Oribi
Grey duiker
Roan antelope
African buffalo
Tsessebe
Waterbuck
Kob
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Bohar reedbuck
Common hartebeest
Addra gazelle
Common warthog
Red-fronted gazelle
Red river hog
Carnivores in Senegal
African palm civet
Gambian mongoose
Asiatic jackal
Marsh mongoose
Side-striped jackal
African caracal
Slender mongoose
Egyptian mongoose
White-tailed mongoose
African lion
Striped hyaena
Spotted hyaena
Leopard
Banded mongoose
African golden cat
Honey badger
Serval
Striped polecat
Wild cat
African sand fox
African civet
African wild dog
Common genet
Cheetah
Panther genet
Haussa genet
African clawless otter
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Senegal
Pacific pilot whale
Atlantic hump-backed dolphin
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Euphrosyne dolphin
Killer whale
Long-beaked dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Melon-headed whale
Atlantic dolphin
Common porpoise
Pygmy sperm whale
Fraser's dolphin
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Bryde's whale
Bats in Senegal
African yellow bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Daubenton's free-tailed bat
Schreber's yellow bat
Greenish yellow bat
Gambian slit-faced bat
Large slit-faced bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Aba roundleaf bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Cyclops roundleaf bat
Gland-tailed free-tailed bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Little free-tailed bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat
Egyptian tomb bat
Tiny pipistrelle
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Rusty pipistrelle
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Yellow-winged bat
Gambian epauletted fruit bat
Buettikofer's epauletted fruit bat
Halcyon horseshoe bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Guinean horseshoe bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Greater mouse-tailed bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Light-winged lesser house bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Trident bat
Dark-winged lesser house bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Hyraxes in Senegal
Western tree dassie
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Senegal
Cape hare
Pangolins in Senegal
Giant ground pangolin
Primates in Senegal
Collared mangabey
Campbell's guenon
Chimpanzee
Potto gibbon
Red colobus
Patas monkey
Lesser bushbaby
Elephants in Senegal
African elephant
Rodents in Senegal
Pygmy mouse
Tarabul's gerbil
Bunting's thicket rat
Savanna dormouse
Northwestern fat mouse
Gambian sun squirrel
Dainty fat mouse
Red-legged sun squirrel
Gambian rat
Crested porcupine
Lesser egyptian jerboa
West african shaggy rat
Guinea gerbil
Gracile tateril
Senegal gerbil
Pouched gerbil
Greater cane rat
Tullberg's praomys
Senegal lemniscomys
Rudd's bristle-furred rat
Felou gundi
Striped ground squirrel
Guinea multimammate mouse
Fire-footed rope squirrel
Natal multimammate mouse
African grass rat
Hausa mouse
Matthey's mouse
Pygmy gerbil
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Senegal
African manatee
Aardvark in Senegal
Aardvark
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