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Animals in Algeria
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 Penguin
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
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.

Click here for a list of endangered animals in Algeria.
Even-toed ungulates in Algeria
Cuvier's gazelle
Addra gazelle
Dorcas gazelle
Sahara oryx
Rhim gazelle
Wild boar
Red gazelle
Common hippopotamus
Common hartebeest
Carnivores in Algeria
Asiatic jackal
African caracal
Cross fox
Mediterranean monk seal
Least weasel
Fennec fox
Sand cat
Marsh mongoose
Wild cat
Egyptian mongoose
Honey badger
Saharan striped polecat
Common genet
African lion
Striped hyaena
Common otter
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Algeria
Atlantic dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Killer whale
Long-finned pilot whale
Atlantic spotted dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Bats in Algeria
European free-tailed bat
Greater mouse-tailed bat
Egyptian free-tailed bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat
Long-fingered bat
Geoffroy's bat
Giant noctule
Lesser noctule
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Kuhl's pipistrelle
Common pipistrelle
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Canary big-eared bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Mediterranean horseshoe bat
Greater horseshoe bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Mehely's horseshoe bat
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Lesser mouse-tailed bat
Trident bat
Hyraxes in Algeria
Rock dassie
Bush hyrax
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Algeria
Cape hare
European rabbit
Elephant-shrews in Algeria
North african elephant shrew
Primates in Algeria
Barbary ape
Rodents in Algeria
Barbary ground squirrel
Mzab gundi
Sundevall's jird
Libyan jird
Val's gundi
Asian garden dormouse
Algerian mouse
Fat-tailed gerbil
Lesser egyptian gerbil
Pygmy gerbil
Baluchistan gerbil
Shaw's jird
Lesser short-tailed gerbil
Tarabul's gerbil
Fat sand rat
Thin sand rat
Crested porcupine
Lesser egyptian jerboa
Greater egyptian jerboa
Barbary lemniscomys
Long-tailed field mouse
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