Nigerian wildlife news

This video from Nigeria is called Elephants in Yankari Game Reserve.

From Wildlife Extra:

Wildlife Conservation Society to manage key Nigerian wildlife reserve

Yankari Game Reserve in Nigeria, which includes the Country’s main remaining population of elephants, is to be managed by The Wildlife Conservation Society in partnership with the Bauchi State Government for the next four years

The 866-square-mile (2,244 square kilometers) reserve contains an estimated 350 elephants, – the only viable population remaining in Nigeria and one of the largest remaining in West Africa. The area also supports important populations of lion, buffalo, hippo, roan antelope, and hartebeest. It is considered the nation’s richest protected area.

“Yankari Game Reserve is an ecological gem of West Africa,” said Dr. James Deutsch, Executive Director of WCS’s Africa Program. “We are extremely proud to be entrusted with preserving this critically important wildlife area by the Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda for the benefit of the people of Bauchi State and Nigeria.”

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4 thoughts on “Nigerian wildlife news

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    You will have noticed a couple of elephant related afternoon videos and I am delighted to read this post this week. I was a very young child in Sri Lanka when it was still Ceylon – 1956 – apart from monkeys that were numerous and often infiltrating the house via the kitchen for food and my mother’s bedroom for her sparkly bling! Elephants were part of our daily life too – there were a few stories of rampaging bulls attacking cars on the roads that criss crossed the forest but we were trespassing. Mostly, however they seemed like gentle giants to me and it would be a sad world without them.


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