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Animals in Zambia
Zambia is located in the southern part of Africa and has an abundance of safari animals. With its many rivers there is a very large population of hippopotamus and crocodile in this area.

Although at the point of extinction because of poachers, the black rhino exists in the outskirts of the national parks, although are seldom seen. The white rhino can be mostly found in the game park of Victoria Falls.

As with any safari region you will find large herds of elephants, zebra, and
impala
impalas. Predators like the leopard, hyena and lion are nearby the grazing animals. There are also large herd of Cape buffalo in the national parks.

Zambia has a large population of antelope, most notably the pukus, which is exclusive to this region. A rare breed of
lechwe
lechwe antelope is the black lechwe and can be found in the grasslands. The Kafue lechwe can be found in the western region. The
sitatunga
sitatungas antelope can be found in the Kasanka National Park, this is an unusual type of antelope who loves water.

giraffe
Giraffes can also be found in the national parks with Zambia's own breed of giraffe, the Thornicroft's giraffe, in the northern part of the country. Liuwa Plain is the place to find the Cookson's wildebeest, a wildebeest that is native to this area.

The endangered species of Wild dogs, or Cape hunting dogs, have also been seen the area and they appear to be picking up in numbers. Also endangered are the
honey badger
honey badger, which can be seen at night and the pangolin and aardvark which are rarely seen.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Zambia.
Even-toed ungulates in Zambia
Oribi
Common warthog
Bushpig
Giraffe
Blue duiker
Natal duiker
Yellow-backed duiker
Marshbuck
Bushbuck
Greater kudu
Common hippopotamus
Roan antelope
Sable antelope
Blue & white-bearded wildebeest
Sharpe's grysbok
Steenbok
Southern reedbuck
Lechwe
Tsessebe
Waterbuck
Grey duiker
Puku
Impala
African buffalo
Klipspringer
Carnivores in Zambia
Serval
Striped polecat
African striped weasel
African civet
African clawless otter
Speckle-throated otter
Angolan genet
African wild dog
Common genet
Panther genet
Side-striped jackal
African lion
Wild cat
African caracal
Leopard
African palm civet
Aardwolf
Marsh mongoose
Spotted hyaena
Bushy-tailed mongoose
Slender mongoose
Common dwarf mongoose
Egyptian mongoose
Cheetah
White-tailed mongoose
Banded mongoose
Selous' mongoose
Meller's mongoose
Bat-eared fox
Honey badger
Bats in Zambia
Bushveld horseshoe bat
African giant free-tailed bat
Swinny's horseshoe bat
Large-eared free-tailed bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Dark-winged lesser house bat
Dobson's fruit bat
Long-tailed house bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Lesser long-fingered bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Persian trident bat
Spotted free-tailed bat
White-bellied free-tailed bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Little free-tailed bat
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Percival's trident bat
Rusty pipistrelle
Noack's roundleaf bat
Cape hairy bat
Welwitch's bat
African yellow bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Large slit-faced bat
Greenish yellow bat
Damara woolly bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Lesser woolly bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Ja slit-faced bat
Darling's horseshoe bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Wood's slit-faced bat
Botswanan long-eared bat
Hildebrandt's horseshoe bat
Egyptian free-tailed bat
Yellow-winged bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Madagascan large free-tailed bat
Hyraxes in Zambia
Bush hyrax
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Zambia
Smith's red rockhare
Elephant-shrews in Zambia
Checkered elephant shrew
Short-snouted elephant shrew
Dusky elephant shrew
Four-toed elephant shrew
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Zambia
Black rhinoceros
Burchell's zebra
Pangolins in Zambia
Cape pangolin
Three-cusped pangolin
Primates in Zambia
Garnett's greater galago
Mohol galago
Black-cheeked white-nosed monkey
Blue monkey
Angolan black-and-white colobus
Elephants in Zambia
African elephant
Rodents in Zambia
Single-striped grass mouse
Nyika climbing mouse
Nyika rock rat
Yellow-spotted brush-furred rat
Lord derby's flying squirrel
Angoni vlei rat
Boehm's gerbil
Pouched mouse
Dent's vlei rat
Highveld gerbil
African grass rat
Large vlei rat
Bushveld gerbil
Greater hamster-rat
Big-eared swamp rat
Savanna gerbil
Black-tailed tree rat
Acacia rat
Natal multimammate mouse
Lesser cane rat
Woodland thicket rat
Greater cane rat
Ruwenzori thicket rat
Boehm's bush squirrel
Small-eared dormouse
Smith's bush squirrel
Rock dormouse
Black and red bush squirrel
Gambian sun squirrel
Spring hare
Mutable sun squirrel
Creek groove-toothed swamp rat
Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse
Least groove-toothed swamp rat
Desert pygmy mouse
Pygmy mouse
Neave's mouse
Setzer's pygmy mouse
African wading rat
Delectable soft-furred mouse
Gray-bellied pygmy mouse
Jackson's praomys
Peters' hybomys
Gambian rat
Montane hylomyscus
Cape porcupine
Damara mole rat
African mole rat
Four-striped grass mouse
Kreb's fat mouse
Mechow's mole rat
Tiny fat mouse
Fat mouse
African marsh rat
Spiny mouse
Angolan marsh rat
Gray glimbing mouse
Red rock rat
Rosevear's lemniscomys
Brant's climbing mouse
Kaiser's rock rat
Typical lemniscomys
Griselda's lemniscomys
Chestnut climbing mouse
Namaqua rock rat
Aardvark in Zambia
Aardvark
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