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Note/Disclaimer: This list is made possible through a database keyword search/filtering process which may not be 100% accurate. Therefore, all endangered species of Benin may not be listed here. For a complete list of endangered species in Africa, browse the Africa endangered species list.

Endangered species found in Benin:

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total at the bottom of this page 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.

 Species NameScientific NameGroupRange
1. African Elephant Loxodonta africana Mammals Africa
2. African Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus Birds Africa
3. African Lion Panthera leo Mammals Africa, Asia
4. African Mahogany Khaya senegalensis Plants Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
5. African Mahogany Khaya ivorensis Plants Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
6. African Mahogany Khaya grandifoliola Plants Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
7. African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Birds Africa, Asia, Middle East
8. African Slender-snouted Crocodile Crocodylus cataphractus Reptiles Western and Central Africa
9. African Wedgefish Rhynchobatus luebberti Fishes Africa
10. African White-bellied Pangolin Phataginus tricuspis Mammals Angola, 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
11. African Wild Dog  WATCH A LIVE AFRICAN WILD DOG Lycaon pictus Mammals Sub-saharan Africa
12. Afzelia Afzelia africana Plants Africa
13. Albizia ferruginea Albizia ferruginea Plants Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda
14. Bigeye Tuna Thunnus obesus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America - Including United States (Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
15. Black Crowned-crane Balearica pavonina Birds Africa, Middle East
16. Bongo Tragelaphus eurycerus Mammals Africa
17. Bottlenose Skate Rostroraja alba Fishes Africa, Europe
18. Bread Palm Encephalartos barteri Plants Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo
19. Cheetah  WATCH A LIVE CHEETAH Acinonyx jubatus Mammals Africa to India
20. Common Guitarfish Rhinobatos rhinobatos Fishes Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
21. Common Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius Mammals Africa
22. Common Sawfish Pristis pristis Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
23. Damara Tern Sterna balaenarum Birds Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa, Togo
24. Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami Birds Africa
25. Dusky Grouper Epinephelus marginatus Fishes Africa, Europe, Middle East, South America
26. Dwarf Crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis Reptiles West Africa and the Congo R. Drainage
27. Egyptian Vulture  WATCH A LIVE EGYPTIAN VULTURE Neophron percnopterus Birds Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
28. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Birds Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
29. Eurasian Peregrine Falcon  WATCH A LIVE EURASIAN PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus peregrinus Birds Eurasia south to Africa and Mideast
30. Garcinia kola Garcinia kola Plants Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
31. Giant Butterfly Ray Gymnura altavela Fishes Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
32. Goliath Grouper Epinephelus itajara Fishes Africa, Central and South America, Mexico, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
33. Gray Nurse Shark Carcharias taurus Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
34. Great Snipe Gallinago media Birds Africa, Asia, Europe
35. Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
36. Hallea ledermannii Hallea ledermannii Plants Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo
37. Homalium dalzielii Homalium dalzielii Plants Benin, Nigeria
38. Home's Hinge-back Tortoise Kinixys homeana Reptiles Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria
39. Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
40. Largetooth Sawfish Pristis perotteti Fishes Africa, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
41. Leopard  WATCH A LIVE LEOPARD Panthera pardus Mammals Africa, Asia, Middle East
42. Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
43. Milicia regia Milicia regia Plants Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal
44. Nesogordonia papaverifera Nesogordonia papaverifera Plants Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone
45. Night Shark Carcharhinus signatus Fishes Africa, Central America, North America (United States), South America
46. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Carcharhinus longimanus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
47. Olive Colobus Procolobus verus Mammals Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
48. One-finned Shark Heptranchias perlo Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
49. Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
50. Pierreodendron kerstingii Pierreodendron kerstingii Plants Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo
51. Portuguese Dogfish Centroscymnus coelolepis Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
52. Rueppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii Birds Africa
53. Rutidea nigerica Rutidea nigerica Plants Benin, Cameroon, Nigeria
54. Spotted Eagle Ray Aetobatus narinari Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (including United States and US Island Territory and Hawaii), Oceans, South America
55. Straw-coloured Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum Mammals Africa, Asia, Middle East
56. Turraeanthus africanus Turraeanthus africanus Plants Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda
57. West African Manatee Trichechus senegalensis Mammals Africa
58. Whale Shark  WATCH A LIVE WHALE SHARK Rhincodon typus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
59. White Grouper Epinephelus aeneus Fishes Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
60. White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Birds Africa
61. White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis Birds Africa
62. White-thighed Colobus Colobus vellerosus Mammals Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo

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