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National Animal

The Lion

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.

Mahatma Gandhi

Animals commonly seen in the wild

Marine fauna:

Turtles, dolphins, seals.


Storks, eagles, parrots, ostriches, pelicans, herons, shoebills, ibises, flamingoes.

Land mammals:

Elephants, giraffes, hippopotami, rhinos, gorillas, mandrills, lions, hyenas, antelopes, monkeys.

Snakes and insects:

Pythons, chameleons, crocodiles, vipers, mambas, termites, grasshoppers, caterpillars, locust, beetles.

Common sights you will not like

In the city and
on the road

Some stray cats and dogs and even goats wandering around especially in the poor neighborhoods. Dogs are commonly chained to posts in people's backyards. You may see cows and pigs being driven in open trucks to slaughterhouses. Sheep and goats are herded to the market to the markets and commonly sold alive or killed on the spot.

In the

Malnourished cats and dogs can be seen in some areas of the countryside. Farmed animals such as goats, cows, sheep and chicken are commonly left to wander in the areas near the house. Donkeys, bulls and horses are put to work long hours in bad conditions to carry supplies and farm the land.

Hunting or poaching:

Illegal wildlife trading and poaching are common affair in Cameroon. Hunting is a way of survival for some villagers in the more rural areas of the county. Only rarest animals are protected by the the wildlife law of the country.

Animal fights:

No laws against animal fights, but very uncommon.

Main organization for animal rescue and sheltering:


Sanctuaries to visit or volunteer:

In Defense of Animals Limbe Wildlife Center

We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it is unfortunately still happens in most countries.

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