Algeria comprises a mixture of land mass. Between the Mediterranean coastline and the Sahara Dessert, there are mountains, valleys, and plateaus. From this mix of climate and land, you will find that it supports a variety of animal life. Along the coastline, there is a variety of marine life. The kelp beds support anemones and coral. The coastal region has a flux of dolphins, sea gulls, and sea turtles. There are also nesting birds like puffins
and rockhopper penguins
. Other seabirds like the pelicans, terns, cormorants, and oystercatchers
feed on fish and a variety of shellfish along the coastline.
Most wildlife in Algeria cohabits near civilization. Some wildlife depending on left over food from the communities. These animals may consist of foxes, jackals, and wild boar
. There is an abundance of beautiful and exotic birds. This makes Algeria a bird watching hot spot for tourists or bird watching hobbyist.
In the semi arid landscapes, you will find a variety of rodents, the monitor lizard, and other reptiles and snakes. Algeria also is home to many endangered and protected species. These species include the several, belonging to the cat family. It is somewhat smaller than the leopard and a little larger than the domestic cat. Another endangered species is the monk seal that live in the caves or rock cavities along the coastal shore. Because they usually have only one pup, their numbers have dwindled from pollution and over fishing in the area. Other Algerian wildlife on the endangered list includes the wild dogs and a species of bats.