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Djibouti. What kind of animals does djibouti have?

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a VirtualTourist member from Anza

I lived in Djibouti a long time back; as of 35 yrs ago the wildlife was almost exclusively in the mountain regions South and South West of Djibouti Ville.
I worked as an aide to a French scientist responsible for collecting data on the wildlife of the country...then called Le Territoire Francaise des Afar et des Issas.
Wish my brain could hold on to more specific answers than this...but it has been 35 yrs!

Wildlife: various species of small monkeys
BABOONS - crazy mean freaks...attacked our Landrover while driving
small cheetah prides
small lion prides
various antelope & the like
birds - huge variety; from ocean to desert species
lots of "ground-dwellers"; one's like a meerkat
huge locusts; population explodes every couple of decades
some snakes; but I never saw any
and a big poisinous spider; sort of like a tarantula
Nothing of any huge grand proportion, like elephants or giraffes,
but what there is in the mountain forests, IS beautiful.

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