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Animals in Haiti
Haiti's tropical climate makes it a perfect home for jungle dwelling animals and the several species known to be found only in Haiti. The jungles make it easy for Haiti to host many types of bats, snakes, frogs, birds, and insects who prefer a sheltered habitat. The waters surrounding Haiti are home to many types of fish which drives the coastal economy. There is also a wide variety of dolphins swimming the water that surrounds this small country.

In the jungles of Haiti, one can find certain species that do not live naturally on any other part of the globe. Some bat species native to Haiti include the
greater bulldog bat
greater bulldog bat, the sooty mustached bat, and Waterhouse's leaf-nosed bat. There are also several native species of reptiles like the tiburon banded racer and the Haitian pale-lipped blindsnake. The La Hotte whistling frog is an amphibian found only in the jungles of Haiti. Its whistling in the evening hours is described as pleasant by some and eerie by others.

Haiti's lack of animal conservation policy is cause of some concern. Some species once known to the area are no longer found there. Wild ducks, a type of
wild boar
wild boar, and guinea fowls are seemingly gone for good. While some flamingos live on Gonave Island, they are still being hunted and their numbers have decreased steadily over the years.

A major blow to Haiti's wildlife and their habitats came in the form of a catastrophic earthquake in 2010. Animal conservation groups continue to work to help these animals.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Haiti.
Carnivores in Haiti
Caribbean monk seal
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Haiti
Pygmy sperm whale
Fraser's dolphin
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Atlantic spotted dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Pacific pilot whale
Grey dolphin
Bats in Haiti
Red bat
Waterhouse's leaf-nosed bat
Pallas's mastiff bat
Leach's single leaf bat
Antillean ghost-faced bat
Mexican funnel-eared bat
Greater bulldog bat
Big free-tailed bat
Cuban flower bat
Cuban fig-eating bat
Parnell's mustached bat
Sooty mustached bat
Brazilian free-tailed bat
Jamaican fruit-eating bat
Cuban fruit-eating bat
Rodents in Haiti
Montane hutia
Puerto rican hutia
Cuvier's hutia
Samana hutia
Twisted-toothed mouse
Lemke's hutia
Hispaniolan edible rat
Imposter hutia
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Haiti
American manatee
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