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Animals in Swaziland
Swaziland, is a small country in located in Southern Africa. It is a landlocked country that shares borders with South Africa and Mozambique. In terms of the geography of the country, it is varied. The country offers residents as well as the animal population, mountainous regions that are broken up by canyons of three major rivers, along the Mozambican border, rain forests in the northwestern part of the country, vast savannas in the eastern section of the country. An escarpment, lies on the western border of Swaziland.

The beautiful country of Swaziland has a vast array of animals; some unique to the country and many that can be found throughout the whole of Africa. Ungulates, or hoofed animals include: the
African buffalo
African buffalo,
waterbuck
Waterbuck,
blue duiker
Blue duiker, Nastal duiker, Nyala,
klipspringer
Klipspringer, Oribi, Tsessebe,
steenbok
Steenbok, Southern reedbuck, Giraffes, Roan Antelope, Impala, Black Wildebeest. Species of carnivores include: serval, side-striped jackal, Honey badger, striped polecat, African lion, Aarwolf, and Cheetah. Other animals native to Swaziland include the Square-lipped rhinoceros, Zebra, African Elephant, Rock Dassie, and a host of bats, primates, and rodents.

Unfortunately, because of hunting, quite a few species of animal are now extinct in Swaziland and a few others are on the endangered species list. However, because of the efforts of many conservationist groups, many native animals have been reintroduced back into the animal population of the country. These animals are thriving in protected sanctuaries, national zoos, and big game parks. Three of the largest game parks in Swaziland are Hlane, Mlilwane, and Mkhaya. Visitors to either of these parks can view these majestic, but endangered animals in an environment that is similar to one that that they would have otherwise found in nature. The animals are protected by strict anti-poaching laws. It is against the law for hunters or poachers to kill these animals and the penalties are stiff if anyone is caught doing so. Much of the refuges are staffed and patrolled by Swazi residents in neighboring communities. These animals include the black rhinoceros, white rhino, roan and sable antelope, the wild dog, the African elephant, Nguni breed of cattle, and the cheetah.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Swaziland.
Even-toed ungulates in Swaziland
Nyala
Greater kudu
Blue duiker
Natal duiker
Blesbok
Klipspringer
Black wildebeest
Blue & white-bearded wildebeest
Oribi
Tsessebe
Common warthog
Bushpig
Common rhebok
Sharpe's grysbok
Steenbok
Southern reedbuck
Mountain reedbuck
Giraffe
Common hippopotamus
Roan antelope
Grey duiker
Impala
African buffalo
Waterbuck
Common hartebeest
Bushbuck
Carnivores in Swaziland
Black-backed jackal
Honey badger
Striped polecat
African lion
Aardwolf
Wild cat
Cheetah
African clawless otter
Serval
Side-striped jackal
Bats in Swaziland
Lesser long-fingered bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Cape hairy bat
Little free-tailed bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Percival's trident bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Darling's horseshoe bat
Bushveld horseshoe bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
African yellow bat
Damara woolly bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Hyraxes in Swaziland
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Swaziland
Cape hare
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Swaziland
Square-lipped rhinoceros
Burchell's zebra
Black rhinoceros
Primates in Swaziland
Blue monkey
Garnett's greater galago
Mohol galago
Elephants in Swaziland
African elephant
Rodents in Swaziland
Acacia rat
Natal multimammate mouse
Pygmy mouse
Angoni vlei rat
Vlei rat
African mole rat
Gray glimbing mouse
Chestnut climbing mouse
Four-striped grass mouse
Woodland thicket rat
Small-eared dormouse
Rock dormouse
Pouched mouse
Cape porcupine
Namaqua rock rat
Greater cane rat
Highveld gerbil
Single-striped grass mouse
Bushveld gerbil
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