In Gabon, I had the chance to meet the wild Western Lowland Gorillas living in the forest and swamps. Their population in only the Loango NP is around 1600. Gorillas are vegetarian apart eating termites and ants.This one is in the swamp is enjoying his Cyperacae root.
Gabon – Western Lowland Gorillas
This Silverback is at the head of a group of 10. He weights 150 kg and is around 1.65 m hight . Sitting, he looks like a cube as he has short legs. It’s a big mass of muscles.
Gabon – Forest Elephants
Boat trip in Gabon, Loango NP to discover the Forest Elephants crossing the river and sinking in the mud when walking in the marshes. The African Forest Elephant of Gabon is the smallest species. The bull has long tusks which grow their all life…They live in small family groups. The African Forest Elephants are said […]
Gabon – Red-capped Mangabeys
The Red-capped Mangabeys are leaving in swamps, mangroves and valley forests.They are arboreal moving in groups along tree branches but also through the undergrowth. They have semi-terrestrial habits and quite far-carrying vocalizations which make them easily located. They feed on fruit, seeds, leaves, invertebrates…On the under pic , he is eating seeds of Sacoglottis gabonensis.
Gabon – Red-capped Mangabeys
IUCN July 19th 2019, sadly they have moved from Vulnerable to Endangered due to hunting for bush meat traffic with the bordering countries and deforestation.
Gabon – Dung Beetle
The dung Beetles are the world strongest insects and also animals. They can roll up to 10 times their weight and male Beetles can pull 1,141 times their own body weight which means for a normal human to drag 6 full double decker buses or 80 tons…no comment!!! The ball is made of poop mostly […]
Gabon – Moustached Monkey
The Moustached Monkeys or Guenons have a very colorful face. They live in forest near river, they stay between 5 and 12 m and cannot be seen from raptors.Their tail is longer than their body and is non-prehensile. They are mostly vegetarian and frugivorous. Females live in small groups guided by an old male . […]
GABON – CENTRAL AFRICAN SLENDER-SNOUTED CROCODILE
The Central African Slender-snout Crocodile (Mecistops leptorhynchus)is a critically endangered species of crocodile (IUCN-2014), it is the last step before being extinct in the wild!!! Since 2014. The African Slender-snouted Crocodile has been divided in 2 species : West and Central African Slender-snouted Crocodile. Referring to Gabon, the Central African Slender-snouted Crocodile is threatened mainly by […]
Among my favorite birds, they are the smallest parrots on the African mainland They nest in cavity of trees like mopanes and acacias close to water. Monogamous, they like however to stay in small groups. They spend time foraging the ground eating grass, fruit and seeds. They were named Lilan’s lovebird from the beloved Lilian […]