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Animals in Togo
Togo, a West African country, has the country of Ghana on its Western border. On the Eastern side is Benin and to the north lies Burkina Faso. It has many animals which are native, some of which may also be endangered. Within its borders, it has the Guinean Moist Forests and the Guinean-Congolian Coast Mangroves. Extending down to the Gulf of Guinea and with a varied landscape, Togo has 169 species of animals and 670 species of birds.

Among the native species are the
African elephant
African Elephant,
cheetah
Cheetah, African Golden Cat, Fox's Shrew, Lion, Red-fronted Gazelle, Spotted-necked Otter, West
African manatee
African Manatee and the White-thighed Black-and-White Colobus. All of these mammals are considered threatened at present, though not endangered. Endangered animals in Togo are the
chimpanzee
Chimpanzee,
Diana monkey
Diana Monkey, Red-Bellied Monkey and the Wild Dog. The Red Bellied Monkey lives in the trees of the moist tropical forest. It can also be found in the bush or on older farm land. Usually traveling in groups of up to 5 monkeys, it eats fruit, insects, and the leaves of crops. The Wild Dog usually weighs between 37 to 79 lbs. and is known to roam the plains and woodland hunting for prey.

Birds are abundant in Togo and among the wading birds found are flamingos, duck, geese and swans, four species of Ibis, and Storks. Storks are known to use their nest over long periods of time and since they are mute, clatter with their bills. Grebes, Pelicans, Boobies and Gannets are also found in Togo. Sixteen species of herons and egrets live in Togo, including the Purple Heron, Black Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret and more.

Because of the diversity of a hospitable sub-Saharan climate and agricultural landscape, as well as the moist forest regions and gulf, many kinds of animals and birds live in Togo and create a country rich in animal life.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Togo.
Even-toed ungulates in Togo
Bay duiker
Grey duiker
Maxwell's duiker
Black duiker
African buffalo
Common hippopotamus
Red-flanked duiker
Yellow-backed duiker
Roan antelope
Bongo
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Waterbuck
Oribi
Kob
Tsessebe
Bohar reedbuck
Common hartebeest
Common warthog
Red river hog
Red-fronted gazelle
Carnivores in Togo
African lion
Leopard
Spotted hyaena
Serval
African golden cat
African palm civet
Speckle-throated otter
Slender mongoose
African wild dog
Egyptian mongoose
Honey badger
Striped polecat
Common genet
Wild cat
Panther genet
Cheetah
Haussa genet
Gambian mongoose
Side-striped jackal
African caracal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Togo
Fraser's dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Atlantic hump-backed dolphin
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Bats in Togo
Spurrell's free-tailed bat
Little collared fruit bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Aba roundleaf bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat
Veldkamp's bat
Benito roundleaf bat
Bate's slit-faced bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Gambian slit-faced bat
Cyclops roundleaf bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Large slit-faced bat
Lappet-eared free-tailed bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Hammer-headed fruit bat
Little free-tailed bat
Dwarf slit-faced bat
African sheath-tailed bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Yellow-winged bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Halcyon horseshoe bat
Gambian epauletted fruit bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Franquet's epauletted fruit bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
African yellow bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Woermann's bat
Schreber's yellow bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Greenish yellow bat
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Sierra leone free-tailed bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Hyraxes in Togo
Western tree dassie
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Togo
Cape hare
Pangolins in Togo
Three-cusped pangolin
Primates in Togo
Mona guenon
Lesser spot-nosed guenon
King colobus
Chimpanzee
Potto gibbon
Olive colobus
Patas monkey
Lesser bushbaby
Elephants in Togo
African elephant
Rodents in Togo
Target rat
Pygmy mouse
Gambian sun squirrel
Peter's mouse
Red-legged sun squirrel
Kemp's gerbil
Gracile tateril
Greater cane rat
Allen's hylomyscus
Crested porcupine
Rudd's bristle-furred rat
Striped ground squirrel
Giant rat
Gambian rat
Groove-toothed forest mouse
Typical lemniscomys
Tullberg's praomys
West african shaggy rat
Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat
Forest giant squirrel
Banana climbing mouse
Guinea multimammate mouse
Natal multimammate mouse
Red-cheeked rope squirrel
Kintampo rope squirrel
African grass rat
African brush-tailed porcupine
Northwestern fat mouse
Matthey's mouse
Jentink's dormouse
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Togo
African manatee
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