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Mammals
Common Name Range ***
Abbott's DuikerTanzania
Aberdare Mole ShrewKenya
AddaxNorth Africa
Aders' DuikerKenya, Tanzania
Aellen's Roundleaf BatCote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia
African ElephantAfrica
African Golden CatAfrica
African LionAfrica, Asia
African White-bellied PangolinAngola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia
African Wild AssEthiopia, Somalia, Sudan
African Wild DogSub-saharan Africa
Alaotran Gentle LemurMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Aldabra Flying-foxIndian Ocean (Seychelles)
Andaman Spiny ShrewCote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria
Angolan Epauletted Fruit BatAngola, Namibia
Ankarana Sportive LemurMadagascar
Ansell's ShrewZambia
Antafia Sportive LemurMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Aquatic TenrecMadagascar
Arend's Golden MoleMozambique, Zimbabwe
Arrogant ShrewCameroon, Kenya
Atlantic Humpbacked DolphinAngola, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Western Sahara
AvahiMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Awash Multimammate MouseEthiopia
Aye-ayeMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Babault's Mouse ShrewBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Back-striped Sportive LemurMadagascar
Baer's Wood MouseCote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone
Bailey's ShrewEthiopia
Bale MonkeyEthiopia
Bale ShrewEthiopia
Barbary MacaqueAlgeria, Gibraltar, Morocco
Barbary ServalAlgeria
Barbary SheepAfrica, Middle East
Barbour's Vlei RatKenya, Uganda
Beira AntelopeEthiopia, Somalia
Beisa OryxDjibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania
Bemaraha Woolly LemurMadagascar
Big-headed Mole RatEthiopia
Bioko Forest ShrewEquatorial Guinea
Black And Rufous Elephant ShrewKenya, Tanzania
Black Colobus MonkeyCameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo
Black Crested MangabeyAngola, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Black LemurMadagascar
Black RhinocerosSub-saharan Africa
Black-and-white Ruffed LemurMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Black-clawed Brush-furred RatEthiopia
Black-faced ImpalaAngola, Namibia
Black-footed CatSouthern Africa
Blick's Grass RatEthiopia
BongoAfrica
BontebokSouth Africa
Bourlon's GenetCote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Broad-striped MongooseMadagascar
Brown HyenaSouthern Africa
Brown-tailed MongooseMadagascar
Buettikofer's ShrewCote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria
Burton's Vlei RatCameroon
Buxton's JirdEgypt, Israel, Palestine
Cameroon Clawless OtterCameroon, Nigeria
Cameroon Climbing MouseCameroon
Cameroon Soft-furred MouseCameroon, Equatorial Guinea
Cameroonian Forest ShrewCameroon, Nigeria
Cameroonian ShrewCameroon
Charming Thicket RatDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Checkered SengiDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
CheetahAfrica to India
ChimpanzeeAfrica
Clarke's GazelleEthiopia, Somalia
Collared Brown LemurMadagascar
Commerson's Leaf-nosed BatMadagascar
Common Bentwing BatAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Common Brown LemurIndian Ocean (Comoros), Madagascar, Mayotte
Common HippopotamusAfrica
Comoro Black Flying FoxIndian Ocean (Comoros)
Comoro RousetteIndian Ocean (Comoros)
Congo ShrewTanzania
Coquerel's Giant Mouse LemurMadagascar
Coquerel's SifakaMadagascar
Crested GenetNigeria
Crossley's Dwarf LemurMadagascar
Crowned LemurMadagascar
Crowned SifakaMadagascar
Cuvier's GazelleAlgeria, Morocco, Tunisia
Dama GazelleAfrica
Dark-brown SerotineCameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone
De Graaff's PraomysBurundi, Rwanda, Uganda
De Winton's Golden MoleSouth Africa
Decken's Horseshoe BatKenya, Tanzania
Delany's Swamp MouseBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Uganda
Delectable Soft-furred MouseKenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
Desperate ShrewTanzania
Diademed SifakaMadagascar
Diana MonkeyCoastal West Africa
Dieterlen's Brush-furred MouseCameroon
Dorcas GazelleAlgeria, Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia
DrillEquatorial West Africa
Dryad MonkeyDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
DugongEast Africa to Southern Japan
Duthie's Golden MoleSouth Africa
East African Highland ShrewKenya, Tanzania
East African Little Collared Fruit BatKenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Eastern GorillaDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Uganda
Eastern Rufous Mouse LemurMadagascar
Eisentraut's Mouse ShrewEquatorial Guinea
Eisentraut's ShrewCameroon
Eisentraut's Striped MouseCameroon
Ethiopian Amphibious RatEthiopia
Ethiopian Thicket RatEthiopia
Ethiopian WolfEthiopia
Eurasian OtterAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
European RabbitAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (including United States), South America
Father Basilio's Striped MouseEquatorial Guinea
Felten's MyotisAlgeria, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Tunisia
Forest Thicket RatBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Fork-crowned LemurMadagascar
FossaMadagascar
Four-toed JerboaEgypt, Libya
Fynbos Golden MoleSouth Africa
Geata Mouse ShrewTanzania
Gelada BaboonEthiopia
GerenukDjibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
Giant Golden MoleSouth Africa
Giant Ground PangolinAfrica
Giant Noctule BatAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Giant Sable AntelopeAngola
Giant Thicket RatKenya
Giant-striped MongooseMadagascar
Glass's ShrewEthiopia
Golden Bamboo LemurMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Golden-crowned SifakaMadagascar
Golden-rumped Elephant ShrewKenya
Goodman's Mouse LemurMadagascar
Gotel Mountain Soft-furred MouseNigeria
Grandidier's Trident BatMadagascar
Gray Bamboo LemurMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Gray Mouse LemurMadagascar
Gray-faced SengiTanzania
Greater Bamboo LemurMadagascar
Greater Dwarf LemurMadagascar
Greater Large-headed ShrewBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Uganda
Greater Mascarene Flying FoxIndian Ocean (Mauritius - Reunion Island)
Grevy's ZebraEthiopia, Kenya
Guinea BaboonGambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal
Guinean Horseshoe BatCote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone
Gunning's Golden MoleSouth Africa
Guramba ShrewEthiopia
Hairy-eared Dwarf LemurMadagascar
Hairy-tailed Tree RatMadagascar
Harenna ShrewEthiopia
HartebeestEgypt, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
Hartwig's Soft-furred MouseCameroon
Highveld Golden MoleSouth Africa, Swaziland
Hildegarde's Tomb BatKenya, Tanzania
Hill's Horseshoe BatRwanda
Himalayan TahrChina, India, Nepal, New Zealand, South Africa
Hoogstraal's GerbilMorocco
Howell's Forest ShrewTanzania
Hunter's AntelopeKenya, Somalia
Indo-pacific Hump-backed DolphinAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
IndriMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Isalo Serotine BatMadagascar
Jackson's MongooseKenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Javan RusaAustralia, Indian Ocean (Reunion), Indonesia, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste
Jenkins' Shrew TenrecMadagascar
Jentink's DuikerIvory Coast (Africa), Liberia, Sierra Leone
Johnston's GenetCote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia
Jolly's Mouse LemurMadagascar
Jones' Roundleaf BatBurkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Juliana's Golden MoleSouth Africa
Kafue Mole RatZambia
Kahuzi Swamp ShrewDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Kemp's Thicket RatBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda
Kihaule's Mouse ShrewTanzania
Kilimanjaro Mouse ShrewTanzania
King ColobusCote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone
KipunjiTanzania
Kivu Long-haired ShrewDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda
Kivu ShrewDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
L'hoest's MonkeyCameroon, Upper eastern Congo R. Basin
Lamotte's Roundleaf BatGuinea
Large Iron-gray Dwarf LemurMadagascar
Large-eared Free-tailed BatAfrica, Asia, Middle East
Large-headed Forest ShrewCote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria
LeopardAfrica, Asia, Middle East
Lesser Dwarf LemurMadagascar
Lesser KuduEthiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Liberian MongooseCote d'Ivoire, Liberia
Long-fingered BatAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Long-tailed Big-footed MouseMadagascar
Long-tailed Forest ShrewSouth Africa
Lowland Red Forest RatMadagascar
Lucina's ShrewEthiopia
Maclaud's Horseshoe BatGuinea
Macmillan's ShrewEthiopia
Madagascan Flying FoxMadagascar
Madagascan Fruit BatMadagascar
Madagascan RousetteMadagascar
Madame Berthe's Mouse LemurMadagascar
Malagasy CivetMadagascar
Malagasy Giant Jumping RatMadagascar
Malagasy MongooseMadagascar
Malagasy Narrow-striped MongooseMadagascar
MandrillEquatorial West Africa
Manenguba ShrewCameroon
Marley's Golden MoleSouth Africa
Mediterranean Horseshoe BatAlbania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia (Eurasia), Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey
Mediterranean Monk SealMediterranean Sea, Northwest African Coast and Black Sea
Medium-tailed Brush-furred RatDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Uganda
Mehely's Horseshoe BatAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Milne-Edward's SifakaMadagascar
Milne-Edwards's Sportive LemurMadagascar
Mittendorf's Striped Grass MouseCameroon
Mittermeier's Mouse LemurMadagascar
Mongoose LemurIndian Ocean (Comoros), Madagascar
Montane Mouse ShrewDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Montane Shaggy RatUganda
Moon Forest ShrewBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Uganda
Moon Striped MouseDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Mount Kahuzi African Climbing MouseDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Mountain Dwarf GalagoKenya, Tanzania
Mountain NyalaEthiopia
Mountain Shrew TenrecMadagascar
Mountain ZebraNamibia, South Africa
Mt. Kenya Mole ShrewKenya
Mt. Lefo Brush-furred RatCameroon
Mt. Oku KylomyscusCameroon
Mt. Oku RatCameroon
Nasolo's Shrew TenrecMadagascar
Natal Free-tailed BatIndian Ocean (Reunion), Mauritius
Nile LechweEthiopia, Sudan
Nimba Otter ShrewCote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia
Nimba ShrewCote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Niobe's ShrewBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Northern Rufous Mouse LemurMadagascar
Northern Shrew TenrecMadagascar
Northern Sportive LemurMadagascar
Nubian IbexEgypt, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
OkapiDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Oku Mouse ShrewCameroon
Olive ColobusBenin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
Owl-faced MonkeyDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda
Pemba Flying FoxTanzania
Pennant's Red ColobusEquatorial Guinea (Bioko), Nigeria, Republic of Congo
Perrier's SifakaMadagascar
Peterson's Free-tailed BatCameroon, Ghana
Petter's Tuft-tailed RatMadagascar
Pohle's Fruit BatCameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Republic of Congo
Preuss' Red Colobus MonkeyCameroon
Preuss's MonkeyCameroon, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko), Nigeria
PukuAngola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Pygmy ChimpanzeeDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Pygmy HippopotamusCote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Pygmy Mouse LemurMadagascar
Rahm's Brush-furred RatDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Uganda
Randrianasoli's Sportive LemurMadagascar
Ravelobe Mouse LemurMadagascar
Red DeerAfghanistan, Algeria, Bhutan, China, France, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia
Red Ruffed LemurMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Red-and-gray Mouse LemurMadagascar
Red-bellied LemurMadagascar
Red-eared Nose-spotted MonkeyCameroon, Fernando Po, Nigeria
Red-fronted Brown LemurMadagascar
Red-fronted GazelleBurkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan
Red-tailed Sportive LemurMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Ring-tailed LemurMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Riverine RabbitSouth Africa (Northern Cape Province, Western Cape Province)
Robust Golden MoleSouth Africa
Rodrigues Fruit BatIndian Ocean (Rodrigues Island)
Rondo BushbabyTanzania
Rough-haired Golden MoleSouth Africa
Rumpi Mouse ShrewCameroon
Rusty-gray Lesser Bamboo LemurMadagascar
Ruwenzori Horseshoe BatDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Uganda
Ruwenzori ShrewBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Uganda
Rwenzori Otter ShrewDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Sahamalaza Sportive LemurMadagascar
Sambar DeerAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, North America (United States)
Sambirano Mouse LemurMadagascar
Sand CatAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Sanford's Brown LemurMadagascar
Sanje Crested MangabeyTanzania
Sao Tome Collared Fruit BatSao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome Free-tailed BatSao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome ShrewSao Tome and Principe
Scimitar-horned OryxNorth Africa
Sclater's MonkeyNigeria
Sclater's Tiny Mouse ShrewSouth Africa
Scott's Mouse-eared BatEthiopia
Seychelles Sheath-tailed BatIndian Ocean (Seychelles)
Short-tailed Brush-furred RatEthiopia
Short-tailed Roundleaf BatCameroon, Equatorial Guinea
Sibree's Dwarf LemurMadagascar
Silky SifakaMadagascar
Simmon's Mouse LemurMadagascar
Slender-horned GazelleAlgeria, Egypt, Libya, Sudan
Small Iron-gray Dwarf LemurMadagascar
Small-toothed Sportive LemurMadagascar
Smoky White-toothed ShrewKenya
Soemmerring's GazelleDjibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
Sokoke Bushy-tailed MongooseKenya, Tanzania
Sooty MangabeyBurkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone
Southern Flat-tailed Dwarf LemurMadagascar
Speke's GazelleSomalia
Straw-coloured Fruit BatAfrica, Asia, Middle East
Striped HyenaAsia, Africa, and the Middle East, Europe
Striped Roundleaf BatAngola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sun-tailed MonkeyGabon
Svynnerton's Bush SquirrelTanzania
Taita ShrewKenya
Tana River MangabeyKenya
Tana River Red Colobus MonkeyKenya
Tanzanian ShrewTanzania
Tanzanian Vlei RatKenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Tanzanian Woolly BatTanzania
Tarella ShrewDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Telford's ShrewTanzania
Temnick's Ground PangolinAfrica
Thomson's GazelleKenya, Tanzania
Tree Shrew TenrecMadagascar
Udzungwa Red ColobusTanzania
Upland Horseshoe BatCameroon, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria
Usambara ShrewTanzania
Van der Decken's SifakaMadagascar
Van Zyl's Golden MoleSouth Africa
Verreaux's SifakaMadagascar
Vincent's Bush SquirrelMozambique
Volcano ShrewBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Uganda
Walia IbexEthiopia
Weasel LemurMadagascar
West African ManateeAfrica
West African Red ColobusCote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone
Western BarbastelleAfrica, Asia, Europe
Western Giant ElandSenegal to Ivory Coast
Western Lesser Bamboo LemurMalagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Western Lowland GorillaCentral and Western Africa
Western Vlei RatCameroon, Nigeria
Western Woolly LemurMadagascar
White RhinocerosAfrica
White-collared Brown LemurMadagascar
White-collared MangabeyNigeria to Gabon, Senegal to Ghana
White-footed Sportive LemurMadagascar
White-fronted Brown LemurMadagascar
White-tailed MouseLesotho, South Africa
White-thighed ColobusBenin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo
White-throated GuenonWestern Nigeria
White-tipped Tuft-tailed RatMadagascar
Wimmer's ShrewCote d'Ivoire
Yalden's DesmomysEthiopia
Zambian Mole RatZambia
Zanzibar Red Colobus MonkeyTanzania
Zanzibar SuniZanzibar (and nearby islands)
Zebra DuikerCote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Ziama Horseshoe BatGuinea, Liberia
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***What mammals are listed here?:

The Africa section of this site lists the folllowing mammals appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Mammals that dwell in or migrate to any nation or region found on the African continent.
  • Mammals dwelling in or that travel to the Mediterranean Sea and any islands located in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Mammals dwelling in or that migrate to Madagascar and nearby islands (to the southwest of India or east of Madagascar).
  • Mammals dwelling in or that migrate to North Atlantic islands off the western coast of Africa.
In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

Disclaimer: This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.



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