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Animals in Namibia
Located in the southern part of Africa and bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia is home to several game preserves and national parks to help protect its endangered species and wildlife. Nambia is home to many diverse species of animals including several endangered species. With five largely differentiating geographic regions such as the Central Plateau, Great Escarpment, Bushveld, Kalahari, and the Coastal desert (one of the oldest deserts in the world); it can be hard to believe that so many different species call Namibia home.

The Great Escarpment, with its rapidly changing environment due to water erosion, is home to many "microhabitats" that allows for many different types of organisms. Many animals seek refuge from the harsher environments within the Escarpments dense woodlands. Here you can find zebra,
gemsbok
gemsbok, dik dik,
springbok
springbok antelope, wildebeest,
water buffalo
water buffalo,
ground pangolin
ground pangolin, and several others.

Wild dog, black and white rhino, oribi, and puku are all endangered species you can find throughout the country with the puku probably being the rarest of them all. Only about 100 individuals have been spotted along the Chobe River out of Botswana and the Linyati marshes in Namibia. But outside of Namibia, in many places in Africa, beautiful animals are on the verge of extinction. The Black Trade Market has caused both the Black and White rhino an incredible amount of suffering from poaching with their horns and feet being considered highly prized commodities. The country also has the largest population of
cheetah
cheetah, not contained with any of the National Parks. Small mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians are also in great abundance but their range varies depending on the habitat. Considering Namibia's wide range of climates and ecosystems, many animals have adapted, from the harsh desert to the lush forests.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Namibia.
Even-toed ungulates in Namibia
Kirk's dik-dik
Steenbok
Southern reedbuck
Giraffe
Common hippopotamus
Roan antelope
Sable antelope
Blue & white-bearded wildebeest
Common warthog
Lechwe
Bushpig
Waterbuck
Tsessebe
Klipspringer
Puku
Gemsbok
Grey duiker
African buffalo
Impala
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Common hartebeest
Greater kudu
Guenther's dikdik
Springbok
Carnivores in Namibia
Angolan slender mongoose
African clawless otter
Slender mongoose
Afro-australian fur seal
Cape fox
Aardwolf
Namaqua slender mongoose
Common dwarf mongoose
White-tailed mongoose
Side-striped jackal
Banded mongoose
Black-backed jackal
Selous' mongoose
African caracal
Meerkat
Honey badger
Striped polecat
African striped weasel
African civet
Common genet
Panther genet
Spotted hyaena
Bat-eared fox
African lion
Leopard
Serval
Cheetah
Black-footed cat
Speckle-throated otter
Wild cat
African wild dog
Yellow mongoose
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Namibia
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Blue whale
Common rorqual
Blainville's beaked whale
Gray's beaked whale
Hector's beaked whale
Long-finned pilot whale
Layard's beaked whale
Grey dolphin
Benguela dolphin
Killer whale
Atlantic spotted dolphin
Pygmy sperm whale
Long-beaked dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Fraser's dolphin
Cuvier's beaked whale
Dusky dolphin
Southern right whale dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Bats in Namibia
Rusty pipistrelle
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Darling's horseshoe bat
Greater long-fingered bat
Dent's horseshoe bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
African yellow bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Greenish yellow bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Botswanan long-eared bat
Namib long-eared bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Egyptian free-tailed bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Angolan epauletted fruit bat
Long-tailed house bat
Hyraxes in Namibia
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Namibia
Cape hare
Scrub hare
Jameson's red rockhare
Smith's red rockhare
Elephant-shrews in Namibia
Short-snouted elephant shrew
Bushveld elephant shrew
Western rock elephant shrew
Round-eared elephant shrew
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Namibia
Square-lipped rhinoceros
Black rhinoceros
Burchell's zebra
Mountain zebra
Pangolins in Namibia
Cape pangolin
Primates in Namibia
Mohol galago
Elephants in Namibia
African elephant
Rodents in Namibia
Shortridge's rock mouse
Southern multimammate mouse
Hairy-footed gerbil
Natal multimammate mouse
Namib brush-tailed gerbil
Shortridge's multimammate mouse
Dune hairy-footed gerbil
South african ground squirrel
Bushy-tailed hairy-footed gerbil
Namaqua dune mole rat
Damara ground squirrel
Four-striped grass mouse
Small-eared dormouse
Stone dormouse
Pouched mouse
Desert pygmy mouse
Pygmy mouse
Setzer's pygmy mouse
Cape porcupine
Bocage's mole rat
Kreb's fat mouse
Damara mole rat
Tiny fat mouse
Fat mouse
Angolan marsh rat
Gray glimbing mouse
Brant's climbing mouse
Large vlei rat
Bush vlei rat
Cape short-eared gerbil
Woosnam's broad-headed mouse
Highveld gerbil
Smith's bush squirrel
Single-striped grass mouse
Bushveld gerbil
Brants's whistling rat
Black-tailed tree rat
Littledale's whistling rat
Acacia rat
Spring hare
Greater cane rat
Creek groove-toothed swamp rat
Red rock rat
Dassie rat
Namaqua rock rat
Pygmy rock mouse
Gerbil mouse
Congo rope squirrel
Brukkaros pygmy rock mouse
Aardvark in Namibia
Aardvark
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