Wildlife of Cameroon: Collared Elephants

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Wildlife of Cameroon: Collared Elephants Since 1998, Dr Mike Loomis and his colleagues have placed satellite tracking collars on nearly 40 elephants in Cameroon and Nigeria. Those collars have generated a tremendous amount of data that, in turn, have been used to better understand, and better conserve, elephants in those countries. The gallery below features…

The Natural History of the African Elephant

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This article outlines the key characteristics of the African Elephant, including its anatomy, diet, habitat preferences and life span.

African Elephant Research at the NC Zoo

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Since 1998, the North Carolina Zoological Park and its partners have been involved in research designed to protect African Elephants in Cameroon and Nigeria.

Wildlife of Cameroon: Birds

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There are over 900 species of birds in Cameroon. They exhibit a huge range of size and color, and occupy a variety of habitat types.

Wildlife of Cameroon: Amphibians

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When thinking of “African animals,” many tend to focus on elephants, lions and other charismatic mammals. However, Africa in general, and Cameroon specifically, is home to an abundance of amphibian species.

Wildlife of Cameroon: Reptiles

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There are over 210 species of reptiles in Cameroon, ranging from turtles and lizards to highly-venomous snakes.

Wildlife of Cameroon: Mammals

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There are over 400 species of mammals in Cameroon, including some of the planet’s best-known animals, such as giraffes and elephants. Many others, though, are found in Cameroon’s diverse landscape.

Yankari Collaring Season – Spring 2014

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Just two days after arriving in Wikki, Nigeria, the Yankari team successfully collars an elephant and begins collecting location data.

Yankari Collaring Season – Fall 2013

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Dr Mike Loomis joined several Nigeria-based colleagues to begin an African Elephant research project in Yankari Game Reserve.