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Animals in Cameroon

Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)Aardvark
Can move 2ft of soil in just 15 seconds!
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana africana)African Bush Elephant
Can drink up to 50 gallons a day!
African Civet (Civettictis civetta)African Civet
Secretes up to 4g of musk every week!
African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis)African Clawed Frog
A particularly ferocious amphibian!
African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)African Forest Elephant
The largest known mammal on land!
African Palm Civet (Nandinia binotata)African Palm Civet
Solitary but gathers in groups!
African Tree Toad (Nectophryne afra)African Tree Toad
Found in tropical moist lowland forests!
African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus)African Wild Dog
Also known as the painted dog!
Ant (Formicidae)Ant
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Antelope (Alcelaphinae)Antelope
Renew their horns every year!
Baboon (Papio)Baboon
Can travel more than four miles a day!
Barb (Barbus Barbus)Barb
There are over 2,000 known species!
Barn Owl (Tyto Alba)Barn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
Bat (Chiroptera)Bat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Beetle (Coleoptera)Beetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus)Bongo
Long and heavy spiralled horns!
Buffalo (Syncerus Caffer)Buffalo
Has no real natural predators!
Bumble Bee (Bombus)Bumble Bee
The most common species of bee!
Butterfly (Papilionoidea)Butterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
Caracal (Caracal Caracal)Caracal
Has 20 different muscles in it's ears!
Cat (Felis Domesticus)Cat
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
Caterpillar (Larva)Caterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
Catfish (Siluriformes)Catfish
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
Chameleon (Chamaeleonidae)Chameleon
There are more than 160 different species!
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)Cheetah
The fastest land mammal in the world!
Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)Chimpanzee
Has 32 teeth including fang-like canines!
Cichlid (Cichlidae)Cichlid
There are more than 1,300 known species!
Cockroach (Blattaria)Cockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Common Buzzard (Buteo Buteo)Common Buzzard
The most common raptor in the UK!
Cow (Bos Taurus)Cow
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
Crab (Brachyura)Crab
There are 93 different crab groups!
Crane (Gruidae)Crane
Many are critically endangered species!
Crocodile (Crocodylus)Crocodile
Thought to be around with the dinosaurs!
Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Diehli)Cross River Gorilla
Less than 300 remaining!
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)Dog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
Donkey (Equus Asinus)Donkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
Dormouse (Gliridae)Dormouse
Found in Europe, Africa and Asia!
Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Dragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)Duck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis)Dwarf Crocodile
Digs burrows in river banks to rest!
Earwig  (Dermaptera)Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)Elephant
Spends around 22 hours a day eating!
Elephant Shrew (Elephantulus)Elephant Shrew
Found exclusively on the African continent!
Flamingo (Phoenicopterus)Flamingo
Sleeps on just one leg!
Fly (Diptera)Fly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Fox (Vulpes vulpes)Fox
There are 12 different species in the world!
Frog (Rana Temporaria)Frog
There are around 5,000 different species!
Gecko (Gekkonidae)Gecko
There are thought to be over 2,000 species!
Gerbil (Gerbillinae)Gerbil
Originally known as the Desert Rat!
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)Giraffe
Long, black tongue can grow to 18 inches long!
Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus)Glass Lizard
Can grow up to 4ft long!
Glow Worm (Arachnocampa luminosa)Glow Worm
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
Goat (Capra Aegagrus Hircus)Goat
Most closely related to the Sheep!
Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)Golden Oriole
Migrates between Europe and Asia!
Gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla)Gorilla
The biggest of the world's primates!
Grasshopper (Caelifera)Grasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
Green Bee-Eater (Merops Orientalis)Green Bee-Eater
Mainly eats honeybees!
Guinea Fowl (Numididae)Guinea Fowl
Found in a vairety of African habitats!
Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus)Hamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Hedgehog (Atelerix Albiventris)Hedgehog
Thought to be one of the oldest mammals on Earth!
Heron (Ardeidae)Heron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)Hippopotamus
Has pink anti-bacterial sweat!
Honey Bee (Apis)Honey Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
Horse (Equus Caballus)Horse
Has evolved over 50 million years!
Human (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)Human
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
Hummingbird (Trochilidae)Hummingbird
Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!
Hyena (Crocuta Crocuta)Hyena
There are four different species!
Ibis (Threskiornithidae)Ibis
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Jackal (Canis Aureus)Jackal
Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h!
Kingfisher (Coraciiformes)Kingfisher
Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!
Ladybird (Coccinellidae)Ladybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Leopard (Panthera pardus)Leopard
Spends much of the time high in the trees!
Liger (Panthera leo × Panthera tigris)Liger
The offspring of a lion and tiger parents!
Lion (Panthera leo)Lion
Lives in small groups called prides!
Lizard (Lacertilia)Lizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
Magpie (Pica Pica)Magpie
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
Mandrill (Mandrillus Sphinx)Mandrill
Distinctively coloured noses and rumps!
Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)Mayfly
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
Millipede (Diplopoda)Millipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
Mole (Talpidae)Mole
Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!
Mongoose (Helogale Parvula)Mongoose
Range in size from just 1 to 3 foot!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Monitor Lizard (Varanus Indicus)Monitor Lizard
Some species are thought to carry a weak venom!
Monkey (Macaca Fascicularis)Monkey
There are around 260 known species!
Moorhen (Gallinula)Moorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
Moth (Gynnidomorpha Alisman)Moth
There are 250,000 different species!
Mouse (Apodemus Sylvaticus)Mouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
Mule (Equus Mule)Mule
The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!
Nightingale (Luscinia Magarhynchos)Nightingale
Named more than 1,000 years ago!
Otter (Lutra Canadensis)Otter
There are 13 different species worldwide!
Parrot (Psittacine)Parrot
Can live for up to 100 years!
Patas Monkey (Erythrocebus patas)Patas Monkey
The fastest species of primate in the world!
Pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus)Pheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Quail (Coturnix Coturnix)Quail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)Rabbit
There are more than 50 different species!
Rat (Rattus Rattus)Rat
Omnivores that eat anything!
Rhinoceros (Rhinocerotidae)Rhinoceros
It's horns are made from keratin!
River Turtle (Emydidae)River Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
Robin (Erithacus Rubecula)Robin
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)Rock Hyrax
Actually related to Elephants and Manatees!
Scorpion (Scorpiones)Scorpion
There are around 2,000 known species!
Seahorse (Hippocampus)Seahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
Serval (Leptailurus serval)Serval
Can leap more than 1 meter into the air!
Shrimp (Caridea)Shrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Snail (Achatinoidea  )Snail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
Snake (Serpentes)Snake
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
Sparrow (Passeridae)Sparrow
There are 140 different species!
Squirrel (Sciuridae)Squirrel
Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!
Stick Insect (Phasmatodea)Stick Insect
There are more than 3,000 different species!
Swan (Cygnus Atratus)Swan
Populations have been affected by pollution!
Termite (Isoptera)Termite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
Tortoise (Geochelone Elegans)Tortoise
Can live until they are more than 150 years old!
Tree Frog (Hyla)Tree Frog
Found in warmer jungles and forests!
Vulture (Aegypius Monachus)Vulture
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Warthog (Phacochoerus Africanus)Warthog
Has two sets of tusks on it's face!
Wasp (Hymenoptera)Wasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Water Buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis)Water Buffalo
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Western Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla)Western Gorilla
There are two sub-species!
Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla)Western Lowland Gorilla
One of the great apes!
Wolf (Canis Rufus)Wolf
Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!
Wolverine (Gulo Gulo)Wolverine
Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!
Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Woodpecker (Picidae)Woodpecker
There are 200 different species!
Zebra (Equus zebra, Equus quagga, Equus grevyi)Zebra
Stripe patterns are unique to each individual!
Zebu (Bos Primigenius Indicus)Zebu
There are around 75 different species!
Zonkey (Equus zebra x Equus asinus)Zonkey
The offspring of Zebra and Donkey parents!
Zorse (Equus zebra x Equus caballus)Zorse
The offspring of a Zebra and Horse parents!
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