Wildlife

The Bat Eared Fox has been walking this earth for a very long time but they are not widely mentioned. Their unique ears are usually over 12 cm in length and are black which is why some refer to them as the black eared fox. They can be found in the grasslands and savannas of Tanzania where they create dens…
The Gerenuk is (Litocranius walleri) is a long necked species of antelope which is often referred to as a giraffe necked antelope as this is where the name stems from in the Somali language. They are an unusual looking creature because their head is rather small but their eyes and ears are big, giving them a very unusual appearance. They…
Flying fox bats have a wide distribution from Australia and south-east Asia to the western Indian Ocean, but surprisingly are not found on mainland Africa. Two species are recorded on Tanzania’s offshore islands. Pemba Island, 40km off the Tanzanian coast is home to the Pemba flying fox, which was first described in 1909. This species is distinctive for its bright…
The forests of Tanzania are home to hundreds of endemic animal species – those found no where else in the world. If we are to ensure the existence of these unique species we must protect their remaining habitat – something ARC has been doing for over twenty years. Every Wednesday, we will profile a different endemic species to give a…
The distinctive and tiny Rondo galago was first described in 1996. It is unique for its bottle-brush tail and call, is endemic to coastal Tanzania. This galago is listed as a Top 25 Most Endangered Primate and is known only from eight small, highly threatened forest patches (with a total area of less than 100 km²). Further the Rondo galago…

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