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…

Photo Gallery: Sea Turtles

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Photo Gallery: Sea Turtles There are seven species of sea turtles found on the planet. All are either threatened or endangered. Four of those species—green, Kemp's ridley, leatherback, and loggerhead—are typically found on the Atlantic coast of the United States and, more specifically, near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Those using a computer to…

Photo Gallery: African Vultures

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The various species of African Vultures are part of a larger group of species known as “Old World” vultures. They in fact bear little genetic similarity to “New World” vultures found in North and South America. All vulture species play very important roles in the health of their respective habitats.

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.