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Animals in Angola
Angola has an extremely diverse animal population. Unfortunately, the lengthy civil war has taken a toll its animal population. Land mines, shootings and explosions have unintentionally killed and hurt many of the native animals. A number of animals have also been killed by poachers and starving natives trying to feed their families. The country is making an effort to repopulate the area with its native animals and hoping to reduce the number of endangered species in the country.

Some of the more prominent animals of Angola are listed here: antelope, buffalo, black-footed cat, bat-eared fox, brown hyena,
Cape fox
Cape fox, Cape fur seal,
giraffe, hippopotamus,
impala, African golden cat, black rhinoceros,
aardwolf, elephant, eland, African manatee, banded mongoose, lion, springbok, gemsbok, merkat, spotted hyena, southern redbuck, topi, sitatunga, African civet, oribi, lechive, leopard, warthog, wilderbeest, water buck, caracal, yellow mongoose, zebra, kudu, African striped weasel, blue duiker, serval, bushback, Cape hyrax, and the giant sable antelope. Many of these are endangered species and some are extremely close to becoming endangered. The country has made several attempts to preserve the ones they can and make conditions right for the surviving species to mate and repopulate the area.

Thousands of acres of land surrounding the Kwanza river was once home to a seemingly endless supply of wild animals. The innocent animals have become a casualty of war. The effort to revive the number of animals in the area has come none to soon. Many of these animals could become extinct. The country has accepted help from other nations and organizations to bring the animals back to the area. There is great hope that the efforts will be successful and that the world's endangered species will begin to decline.

Click here for a list of endangered animals in Angola.
Even-toed ungulates in Angola
Common hartebeest
Kirk's dik-dik
Common hippopotamus
Grey duiker
Roan antelope
African buffalo
Sable antelope
Water chevrotain
Bay duiker
Blue duiker
Black-fronted duiker
Yellow-backed duiker
Greater kudu
Southern reedbuck
Common warthog
Blue & white-bearded wildebeest
Carnivores in Angola
African palm civet
Spotted hyaena
Marsh mongoose
Ansorge's cusimanse
Speckle-throated otter
Yellow mongoose
African wild dog
Angolan slender mongoose
Slender mongoose
African clawless otter
Common dwarf mongoose
Egyptian mongoose
White-tailed mongoose
Banded mongoose
Side-striped jackal
Selous' mongoose
Black-backed jackal
African caracal
Honey badger
Striped polecat
African striped weasel
African civet
African golden cat
Angolan genet
Common genet
Panther genet
Wild cat
Cape fox
Bat-eared fox
African lion
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Angola
Atlantic spotted dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Bryde's whale
Common rorqual
Blainville's beaked whale
Pygmy sperm whale
Pygmy killer whale
Fraser's dolphin
Dusky dolphin
Bats in Angola
Intermediate slit-faced bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Dwarf slit-faced bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Egyptian free-tailed bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Rusty pipistrelle
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Angolan epauletted fruit bat
Woermann's bat
Lesser angolan epauletted fruit bat
Hammer-headed fruit bat
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Damara woolly bat
Dobson's fruit bat
Hayman's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Franquet's epauletted fruit bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Persian trident bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Angolan long-eared bats
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
White-bellied free-tailed bat
Darling's horseshoe bat
Dent's horseshoe bat
Ansorge's free-tailed bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Large-eared free-tailed bat
Little free-tailed bat
Little collared fruit bat
Swinny's horseshoe bat
African sheath-tailed bat
Pel's pouched bat
Welwitch's bat
Bate's slit-faced bat
Dark-winged lesser house bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Hyraxes in Angola
Bush hyrax
Eastern tree dassie
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Angola
Cape hare
Bunyoro rabbit
Elephant-shrews in Angola
Short-snouted elephant shrew
Bushveld elephant shrew
Four-toed elephant shrew
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Angola
Black rhinoceros
Mountain zebra
Burchell's zebra
Pangolins in Angola
Giant ground pangolin
Cape pangolin
Black-bellied pangolin
Three-cusped pangolin
Primates in Angola
Golden angwantibo
Black-cheeked white-nosed monkey
Moustached guenon
Blue monkey
De brazza's monkey
Southern talapoin monkey
Greater spot-nosed guenon
Crowned guenon
Garnett's greater galago
Allen's bushbaby
Mohol galago
Angolan black-and-white colobus
Gray-cheeked mangabey
Elephants in Angola
African elephant
Rodents in Angola
Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat
Monard's dormouse
Kreb's fat mouse
Shining thicket rat
Nyika rock rat
Rock dormouse
Tiny fat mouse
Bocage's mole rat
Thomas's rock rat
Gambian sun squirrel
Fat mouse
Mechow's mole rat
Smith's bush squirrel
Lord derby's flying squirrel
Rufous-nosed rats
Spring hare
African marsh rat
Big-eared swamp rat
Bell groove-toothed swamp rat
Angolan marsh rat
Gerbil mouse
Creek groove-toothed swamp rat
Gray glimbing mouse
Least groove-toothed swamp rat
Chestnut climbing mouse
Ankole mole rat
Dassie rat
Nyika climbing mouse
Pygmy rock mouse
Vernay's climbing mouse
Peters' hybomys
Shortridge's rock mouse
Cape short-eared gerbil
Southern multimammate mouse
Boehm's gerbil
Natal multimammate mouse
Allen's hylomyscus
Highveld gerbil
Shortridge's multimammate mouse
Angolan hylomyscus
Bushveld gerbil
Jackson's praomys
Montane hylomyscus
Savanna gerbil
Tullberg's praomys
Black-tailed tree rat
Forest giant squirrel
Four-striped grass mouse
Lunda rope squirrel
Congo rope squirrel
Callewaert's mouse
Desert pygmy mouse
Damara ground squirrel
Fire-footed rope squirrel
African groove-toothed rat
Thomas's pygmy mouse
Griselda's lemniscomys
Woosnam's broad-headed mouse
Gray-bellied pygmy mouse
Single-striped grass mouse
Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse
Typical lemniscomys
Angolan vlei rat
Hairy-footed gerbil
Large vlei rat
Namib brush-tailed gerbil
Bocage's rock rat
Pouched mouse
African wading rat
Red rock rat
Kellen's dormouse
Kaiser's rock rat
Yellow-spotted brush-furred rat
Small-eared dormouse
Woodland thicket rat
Gambian rat
Namaqua rock rat
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Angola
African manatee
Aardvark in Angola
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