Wildlife of Djibouti

Wildlife of Djibouti

According to the country profile related to biodiversity of wildlife in Djibouti, the country contains some 820 species of plants, 493 species of invertebrates, 455 species of fish, 40 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians, 360 species of birds, and 66 species of mammals.

However, due to the uncertainties that have been affecting Djibouti some of the species on this list were recorded but their habitat is not certain like the leopard.

Much of the country is dry and survival for wildlife is quite hard and also rapid loss of Habitat is a key factor affecting the wildlife of Djibouti.

  • Aardvark
  • Beira Antelope
  • Grey duicker
  • Lesser kudu
  • Greater Kudu
  • Dorcas Gazelle
  • Common warthog
  • Gerenuk
  • Salt’s Dik-dik
  • Klipspringer
  • Gemsbok
  • African Caracal
  • Spotted hyena
  • Wild cat
  • Honeybadger
  • Stripped polecat
  • Serval
  • African lion
  • Asiatic Jackal
  • Leopard
  • Black-backed jackal
  • Egyptian Tomb bat
  • Heart nosed bat
  • Spotted free-tailed bat
  • Lesser horseshoe bat
  • Little free-tailed bat
  • Lesser mouse tailed bat
  • African sheath tailed bat
  • Greater mouse tailed bat
  • African yellow bat
  • Persian trident bat
  • Sundsvall’s round leaf bat
  • Large eared free-tailed bat
  • Egyptian slit faced bat
  • Trident bat
  • Cape hare
  • Gravy’s zebra
  • Hum drays baboon
  • Speke’s pectinator
  • Somalia gerbil
  • Un striped ground squirrel
  • Waters gerbil
  • Naked mole rat
  • Crested rat
  • Cairo spiny mouse
  • Louise’s spiny mouse
  • Mullah spiny Mouse
  • Dugong
  • Ethiopian large-eared round leaf bat
  • Straw-colored fruit bat
  • Naked Rumped tomb bat
  • Chinese white dolphin
  • Bridled Dolphin
  • Long backed Dolphin
  • Fraser’s Dolphin
  • Pygmy Killer Whales

Where can I see the wildlife in Djibouti?

In the actual reality, there have been very limited efforts from the government of Djibouti in protecting the wildlife of the dry country located in the Horn of Africa, some of the animals are seen in the small habitats bordering Ethiopia and Somalia which makes it really hard to trace but they have been recorder on the Djibouti land.

When should I travel to Djibouti?

Travelers can travel to Djibouti between October and February this is the best time to take nature walks and also ventures the various lakes in the region.

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