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by lilminime03 Online Now Dec 16, 2003 at 5:29 PM

Djibouti. What kind of animals does djibouti have?

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    RE: Djibouti - animals - wildlife I assume?

    by mcgaelon Online Now Mar 11, 2007 at 11:45 AM

    I lived in Djibouti a long time back; as of 35 yrs ago the wildlife was almost exclusively in the mountain regions South and South West of Djibouti Ville.
    I worked as an aide to a French scientist responsible for collecting data on the wildlife of the country...then called Le Territoire Francaise des Afar et des Issas.
    Wish my brain could hold on to more specific answers than this...but it has been 35 yrs!

    Wildlife: various species of small monkeys
    BABOONS - crazy mean freaks...attacked our Landrover while driving
    small cheetah prides
    small lion prides
    various antelope & the like
    birds - huge variety; from ocean to desert species
    lots of "ground-dwellers"; one's like a meerkat
    huge locusts; population explodes every couple of decades
    some snakes; but I never saw any
    and a big poisinous spider; sort of like a tarantula
    Nothing of any huge grand proportion, like elephants or giraffes,
    but what there is in the mountain forests, IS beautiful.

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