Nigerian Animals

Here is all about Nigerian Animals, all the animals found in Nigeria and its surroundings.

Are you thinking of visiting my country Nigeria
Or just being curious about what animals still existent in Nigeria and which is not, here is a complete list.

We have the list ranging from the simple domestic animals to the wild animals

We have different uses for Animals in Nigeria, some as a beast of burden…meant to carry goods from one place to another like the camel, while a professionally trained dog could be used as a security guard in banks and personal houses, they as well as cats can also be used as house pets

Animal in Nigeria
Above are some of the friendly Nigerian Animals and we also have simple and harmless animals like the chameleon which can be seen in several parts of the country. In Nigeria, there are different kinds of snakes – the Python, Green snake, and the anaconda which is though scarcely seen in many places in Nigeria.

There are lots of other animals in Nigeria, used for different purposes, some are used for jokes or comic display like the monkey and wild dogs while others are still used as meat.

The monkey happens to be the most entertaining of all Nigerian animals, it could be trained to perform different dance moves and can also perform acrobatics…

tumbling different times to the rhythm of music.

There are lots of other Animals used for Food (eaten at home) and restaurants, we have bush meat joints which could be found in several parts of the country where bush meat pepper soup is deliciously prepared. Animals like the cutting grass, squirrel, rabbits antelope and crocodile are used for such purposes.
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Several Nigeria Animals had gone extinct while many are yet not mentioned here, there are lots of Animals that could be found in Nigeria the number is running into thousands. Here is a bit about wild animals.

Nigeria Wild Animals

There had been several questions about the existence of Lions in Nigeria, – whether Lions are found in Nigeria and in Africa as a whole and here is the truth. Lions are scarcely seen roaming the bushes of Nigeria, however, there are some caged ones in different Nigeria zoo and there are lots of lions in Yankari reserve, Bauchi State.

So most of the lions you may likely find in Nigeria are imported from other countries of the world
Wild animals in Nigeria
Gorillas inhabit the Hills in Taraba and Cross River states. Hyenas, Waterbucks, baboons, and crocodiles exist in the North. It is said that Kaduna means “crocodile”

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There are also lots of elephants in Bauchi State and numerous other Nigerian animals like Apes, Rhinos, Antelope, different kinds of Snakes, Leopard, Giraffe, all kinds of Birds and all creeping things. Above is a Vampire bat that flies only in the night

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ibrahim suraj

we really appreciate for this page.

April 3, 2018
Anegbu David

Thanks for your feedback, these are just some of the animals in Nigeria. There are thousands of them.

June 17, 2018


September 27, 2018


January 29, 2021

im doing a project of nigerian animals and this helped me alot…thankyou

July 30, 2018

Thanks for your feedback dear, I am happy to help. I will be adding more of the animals found in Nigeria soon.

August 2, 2018

wolves are nice I have a pet wolf it’s a puppy

September 27, 2018

thank you so much
please what are the challenge this animals are facing.
what are the way we can improve our forest and wildlife

December 18, 2018
Josiah thomas

Thank yöu for this page it really help me in my program

March 17, 2019
Marshall Bruce Levin

Where can wolves be found in Nigeria

April 8, 2019

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