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Animals in Liberia
Liberia is a country found in West Africa that lies close to the equator, in the tropics. Here there are many species of animals and plants and form part of the West African Rain Forest.

One of the animals found in Liberia is the
Liberian mongoose
Liberian Mongoose. This rare mongoose is mainly found in the northern parts of Liberia where the live in the low lying areas. The Liberian mongoose has a dark brow color and has stripes on the neck. The feet are much darker compared to the rest of the body.

These animals have a long snout as well as long claws on the front feet that enable them forage and scratch for food. They eat mainly beetle larvae and earthworms, which they dig up from the ground. The Liberian mongoose is widely hunted by the local population as a food delicacy. The mongoose is also badly affected by deforestation as well as increased human activity within its habitat.

The nation of Liberia also has a sizable
chimpanzee population. The chimpanzees live mainly in the deep forests and jungles of the greater West African Rain Forest. The Chimpanzees have large forequarters including a broad chest, strong shoulders and powerful arms. The hind quarters are much less imposing.

The chimps have senses that are very similar to humans including their senses of smell, touch, hearing and sight. Their bodies are covered with hair in most places except the palms of the hands and feet and the armpit area. The male species is much larger than its female counterpart.

Liberia also has what are known as
Hairy Frog
hairy frogs. These are frogs that contain hair-like gills which are used for breathing underwater when mating. However, this applies to males only. Females too, have hair but these are not gills. The frogs have claws on their toes.

There are a number of animals on the endangered list found here too. They include the Pygmy hippo, the
Diana monkey
Diana monkey, Cross River
Gorilla, the white-breasted guinea fowl and the Nigerian chimpanzee among a host of other endangered species.

Click here for a list of endangered animals in Liberia.
Even-toed ungulates in Liberia
Maxwell's duiker
Black duiker
Ogilby's duiker
Yellow-backed duiker
Banded duiker
Common warthog
Pygmy hippopotamus
Common hippopotamus
Water chevrotain
African buffalo
Giant forest hog
Red river hog
Bay duiker
Jentink's duiker
Carnivores in Liberia
Common genet
Panther genet
African golden cat
African linsang
African palm civet
African lion
Marsh mongoose
Common cusimanse
Liberian mongoose
Slender mongoose
Egyptian mongoose
African clawless otter
Honey badger
Speckle-throated otter
Striped polecat
Johnston's genet
African civet
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Liberia
Atlantic hump-backed dolphin
Atlantic spinner dolphin
Fraser's dolphin
Pygmy killer whale
Bats in Liberia
Woermann's bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Halcyon horseshoe bat
Greater long-fingered bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Sierra leone free-tailed bat
Guinean horseshoe bat
Spurrell's free-tailed bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Railer bat
Benito roundleaf bat
Bushveld horseshoe bat
Cyclops roundleaf bat
Pel's pouched bat
Sooty roundleaf bat
Pohle's fruit bat
Little collared fruit bat
Jones's roundleaf bat
Zenker's fruit bat
Aellen's roundleaf bat
Gland-tailed free-tailed bat
African yellow bat
Cape hairy bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Lappet-eared free-tailed bat
Nut-colored yellow bat
Veldkamp's bat
Little free-tailed bat
Bate's slit-faced bat
Large slit-faced bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Hammer-headed fruit bat
Intermediate slit-faced bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Ja slit-faced bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Lesser woolly bat
Spurrell's woolly bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Gambian epauletted fruit bat
Buettikofer's epauletted fruit bat
Tiny pipistrelle
Hyraxes in Liberia
Western tree dassie
Pangolins in Liberia
Black-bellied pangolin
Three-cusped pangolin
Giant ground pangolin
Primates in Liberia
Olive colobus
Collared mangabey
Campbell's guenon
Diana guenon
Greater spot-nosed guenon
Lesser spot-nosed guenon
King colobus
Potto gibbon
Lesser bushbaby
Red colobus
Elephants in Liberia
African elephant
Rodents in Liberia
Shining thicket rat
Jentink's dormouse
Slender-tailed squirrel
Lorrain dormouse
Forest giant squirrel
Gambian sun squirrel
Small sun squirrel
Red-legged sun squirrel
Pygmy mouse
Peter's mouse
Liberian forest hybomys
Temminck's striped mouse
African wading rat
Allen's hylomyscus
Giant rat
Greater cane rat
West african shaggy rat
Crested porcupine
Long-eared flying squirrel
Gray glimbing mouse
Defua rat
Rudd's bristle-furred rat
Ghana rufous-nosed rat
Ivory coast rat
African groove-toothed rat
Typical lemniscomys
Ebian's palm squirrel
Green bush squirrel
Lord derby's flying squirrel
Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat
Pel's flying squirrel
Fire-footed rope squirrel
Forest soft-furred mouse
African brush-tailed porcupine
Tullberg's praomys
Edward's swamp rat
Guinea multimammate mouse
Bunting's thicket rat
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Liberia
African manatee
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