National Parks of Côte d’Ivoire

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The République de Côte d’Ivoire is a small country in West Africa. Côte d’Ivoire is bordered by the countries of Liberia and Guinea on the west, Mali to the north, Burkina Faso and Ghana to the east and the Gulf of Guinea in the south. Côte d’Ivoire had been a French colony prior to becoming independent in 1960. Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s largest exporter of Cocoa beans, with Coca farming dominating the country’s economy. Côte d’Ivoire also has many large rubber plantations which contribute to the country’s economy.

Some of the Primates found in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Family Cercopithecidae (Old World monkeys)
Genus Erythrocebus
Patas Monkey (Erythrocebus patas)

Genus Cercopithecus
Chlorocebus (Chlorocebus aethiops)
Campbell’s Guenon (Cercopithecus campbelli)
Diana Monkey (Cercopithecus Diana) – ENDANGERED SPECIES
Greater Spot-nosed Monkey (Cercopithecus nictitans)
Lesser Spot-nosed Guenon (Cercopithecus petaurista)

Genus Papio
Olive Baboon (Papio Anubis)

Genus Cercocebus
Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys)
Collared Mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus)

Genus Colobus
King Colobus (Colobus polykomos)
Geoffroy’s Black-and-white Colobus (Colobus vellerosus)

Genus Procolobus
Red colobus (Procolobus badius) – ENDANGERED SPECIES
Van Beneden’s Colobus (Procolobus verus)

Family Hominidae

Genus Pan
Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) – ENDANGERED SPECIES

Some of the Other Mammals Found in Côte d’Ivoire

Family Elephantidae (elephants)

Genus Loxodonta
African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)

Family: Suidae (wild pigs)
Genus Phacochoerus
Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)

Genus Hylochoerus
Giant forest hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni)

Genus Potamochoerus
Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus)

Family Hippopotamidae (hippopotamuses)
Genus Choeropsis
Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) – ENDANGERED SPECIES

Genus Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious)

Family Tragulidae
Genus Hyemoschus
(Hyemoschus aquaticus)

Family Bovidae (cattle, antelope, sheep, goats)
Genus Alcelaphus
Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus)

Genus Neotragus
Royal Antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus)

Genus Ourebia
Oribi (Ourebia ourebi)

Genus Syncerus
African Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)

Genus Tragelaphus
Giant Eland (Tragelaphus derbianus)
Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus)
Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)
Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii)

Genus Cephalophus
Bay Duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis)
Jentink’s Duiker (Cephalophus jentinki)
Maxwell’s Duiker (Cephalophus maxwellii)
Blue Duiker (Cephalophus monticola)
Black Duiker (Cephalophus niger)
Ogilby’s Duiker (Cephalophus ogilbyi)
Red-flanked Duiker (Cephalophus rufilatus)
Yellow-backed Duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor)
Zebra Duiker (Cephalophus zebra)

Genus Sylvicapra
Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)

Genus Hippotragus
Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus)

Genus Kobus
Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Kob (Kobus kob)

Genus Redunca
Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca redunca)

Family Felidae (cats)

Genus Caracal
Caracal (Caracal caracal)

Genus Leptailurus
Serval (Leptailurus serval)

Genus Profelis
African Golden Cat (Profelis aurata)

Genus Panthera
Lion (Panthera leo)
Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Family Viverridae (civets, mongooses, etc.)

Genus Civettictis
African Civet (Civettictis civetta)

Genus Genetta
Johnston’s Genet (Genetta johnstoni)
Rusty-spotted Genet (Genetta maculate)
Haussa Genet (Genetta thierryi)

Genus Poiana
Leighton’s Linsang (Poiana leightoni)
African Linsang (Poiana richardsonii)

Family Nandiniidae

Genus Nandinia
African Palm Civet (Nandinia binotata)

Family Herpestidae (mongooses)

Genus Atilax
Marsh Mongoose (Atilax paludinosus)

Genus Crossarchus
Common Kusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus)

Genus Galerella
Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea)

Genus Herpestes
Egyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon)

Genus Ichneumia
White-tailed Mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda)

Genus Liberiictis
Liberian Mongoose (Liberiictis kuhni) – ENDANGERED SPECIES

Genus Mungos
Gambian Mongoose (Mungos gambianus)

Family Hyaenidae (hyaenas)

Genus Crocuta
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Family Canidae (dogs, foxes)

Genus Lycaon
African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) – ENDANGERED SPECIES

Family Mustelidae (mustelids)

Genus Ictonyx
Striped Polecat (Ictonyx striatus)

Genus Mellivora
Ratel or Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis)

Genus Lutra
Speckle-throated Otter (Lutra maculicollis)

Genus Aonyx
African Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis)

Family Manidae

Genus Manis
Giant Pangolin (Manis gigantean)
Long-tailed Pangolin (Manis tetradactyla)
Tree Pangolin (Manis tricuspis)

Family Trichechidae

Genus Trichechus
African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis)

Family Procaviidae (hylaxes)

Genus Dendrohyrax
Western Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis)

National Parks of Côte d’Ivoire

Assagny National Park
Banco National Park
Comoé National Park
Îles Ehotilés National Park
Marahoué National Park
Mont Nimba National Park
Mont Péko National Park
Mont Sângbé National Park
Taï National Park

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