There was not much wildlife to see in Togo. Only one National Park seems to have anything of significance left. The Sudan Buffaloes (Syncerus caffer brachyceros, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique) in that park were interesting. We drove towards a group of buffalo. Buffalo always stare at visitors. I have seen that on many occasions in Africa. In this case, one of the buffaloes did more than stare, he started advancing towards us and looked kind of threatening. We decided that it was best to back up the car, a charging buffalo can do quite some damage. The buffalo stopped advancing, but kept staring at us. The zebra, wildebeest, and ostriches in the park were imported, there were none left. The Buffon's Kob (Buffon's Kobus kob kob) are a small antelope that is frequently seen in the parks in the region. But they are frequently hunted for bush meat, so they are becoming rarer.

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Birds in Togo
Togo Bird Page
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Nature

Small Waterfall Central Togo
Small waterfall in central Togo. (1151k)
Fern Growing Moisture Waterfall
Fern growing in the moisture of the waterfall. (821k)

Flora

Lily
Lily. (587k)
Gloriosa superba
Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba, german: Ruhmeskrone, french: Lis de flamme). (838k)
Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima, german: Pfauenstrauch, french: Fleur de paon). (557k)
Yucca Lot Bigger Than
Yucca. These are a lot bigger than what you have in your living room, but they are the same plants. (944k)
Elephant Ear Saw Plants
Elephant Ear. I saw these plants a lot. (1091k)
Fan Palm
Fan palm. (856k)
Adansonia digitata
Large African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (949k)

Fauna

Large Grasshopper
Large grasshopper. (659k)
Kobus kob kob
Female Buffon's Kob (Kobus kob kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). (850k)
Kobus kob kob
Male Buffon's Kob following a female (Kobus kob kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). He had just rescued the female from being abducted by a rival male. (682k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa
Female Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock). (745k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa
Male Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock). (724k)
Dueling Waterbuck Males
Dueling Waterbuck males. (720k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (698k)
Connochaetes taurinus taurinus
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (799k)
Equus quagga
Plains Zebra herd (Equus quagga, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre des plaines). (912k)
Equus quagga
Plains Zebra (Equus quagga, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre des plaines). (780k)
Syncerus caffer brachyceros
Sudan Buffalo (Syncerus caffer brachyceros, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique), as usual staring at us. (666k)

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Togo
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