tortoises, and snakes like
boa constrictors, vipers and cobras. And birds include parrots,
flamingos, weaver birds, bulbuls, pepper birds, woodpeckers, hornbills,
hawks and eagles.
covers large parts of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial
Guinea, Cabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda.
example contains 11,000 plant species, including sapele, mahogany and
Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC) contains the second largest rainforest in the
world (after the Amazon)
with 11,000 plant, 450 mammal, 1150 bird, 300 reptile and 200 amphibian
species including large forest elephants, okapi (the only living
relative of giraffe), shy monkeys like bonobos, and gorillas - calm,
reserved and intelligent animals. 82% of the original rainforest
remains in DRC,
and the central parts are so dense and inaccessible that they are
relatively untouched. Mbuti pygmies,
the smallest people in the world,
have been hunting-gathering in these thick jungles for centuries.
East and South African rainforests
are not as dense as the central
African jungles, but there are rainforests in Ethiopia, Kenya,
Tanzania, Mosambique and Zimbabwe. These forests contain chimpanzees,
colobus monkeys, elephants, deer, antelopes, chameleons, olive baboons
and mongooses. Kenya's
Kakamega Forest National Reserve for example has some 380 plant and 350
bird species, as well as mammals like porcupines, pangolins, otters,
civets, antelopes, bushpigs, scaly-tailed squirrels, bushbabies, olive
baboons, and blue, red-tailed and colobus monkeys.
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