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Animals in Niger
After the modern development, Niger's habitat of swamps. savannas, tropical forests and mountain plateaus take care of many animals. But as time goes on, these habitats have disappeared because of expansion of farmland and population growth.

Animals in Niger can be from the desert habitat and then also home habitats. Nigerian animals have other uses. A camel, for instant, is used to carry goods and families from place to place. On the other hand, a dog that is professionally trained can be a security guard in personal houses and banks, and can also be used as house pets along with cats. Some are used for comic displays and jokes, such as the monkey.

Then there are those animals like the wild dog that are used for food or for their meat. Squirrel, rabbit, crocodile and antelope are other animals that are also eaten at restaurants as well as at home for food.

Along with the dog and the cat, there are chameleons, which are friendly and also harmless, and can be seen in many parts of Niger. There are also snakes that slither through the country, the Green Snake, the Python and the Anaconda, even though scarce can be seen in Niger's many places.

Out of all the Nigerian animals, the monkey is the most fun and entertaining. Monkeys can be trained to do many acrobatics and dance routines and moves. They can be trained to do routines to music and tumble to the rhythm.

There are many other animals that roam Niger like
vampire bat
Vampire Bats, Rhinos, Apes, Leopards, many kinds of birds,
Giraffes and other creepy things. Lions are in existence to Niger but can be found cages in the reserves and zoos, but very scarce when roaming in the bushes. The inhabit for
Gorillas is in the hills in Tarabu. And Baboons,
Waterbucks, Hyenas and more Crocodiles live in the north of Niger.

Click here for a list of endangered animals in Niger.
Even-toed ungulates in Niger
Roan antelope
Red-flanked duiker
Grey duiker
African buffalo
Common warthog
Addra gazelle
Dorcas gazelle
Rhim gazelle
Red-fronted gazelle
Sahara oryx
Common hartebeest
Bohar reedbuck
Common hippopotamus
Carnivores in Niger
Honey badger
Saharan striped polecat
Asiatic jackal
Side-striped jackal
Striped polecat
African caracal
Brown bear
Striped hyaena
African civet
Common genet
Panther genet
Haussa genet
Spotted hyaena
Speckle-throated otter
African wild dog
Sand cat
Wild cat
African sand fox
Gambian mongoose
Fennec fox
Marsh mongoose
Slender mongoose
Egyptian mongoose
Long-nosed mongoose
African lion
White-tailed mongoose
African clawless otter
Banded mongoose
Bats in Niger
Greater mouse-tailed bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Trident bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Greenish yellow bat
Lappet-eared free-tailed bat
Little free-tailed bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat
Yellow-winged bat
Egyptian tomb bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Gambian slit-faced bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Lesser mouse-tailed bat
Hyraxes in Niger
Rock dassie
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Niger
Cape hare
Pangolins in Niger
Giant ground pangolin
Primates in Niger
Patas monkey
Lesser bushbaby
Elephants in Niger
African elephant
Rodents in Niger
Northwestern fat mouse
Dainty fat mouse
Crested porcupine
Lesser egyptian jerboa
Gambian rat
Fring-tailed gerbil
Gracile tateril
Pouched gerbil
Petter's gerbil
Senegal gerbil
Mzab gundi
Guinea multimammate mouse
Natal multimammate mouse
Kintampo rope squirrel
Sundevall's jird
Striped ground squirrel
Hausa mouse
Sudan gerbil
Lesser egyptian gerbil
Pygmy gerbil
Baluchistan gerbil
Nigerian gerbil
Greater egyptian gerbil
Tarabul's gerbil
Olga's dormouse
African grass rat
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Niger
African manatee
Aardvark in Niger
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