Morocco Animals — What Kind of Animals Live in Morocco? North African Hedgehog. This diminutive animal, which is also known as the Algerian hedgehog, has a close resemblance to the European hedgehog. Barbary Macaque . Egyptian Mongoose . Crested Porcupine . Barbary Sheep. Moorish Wall Gecko. Sand Cat . Barbary Ground Squirrel.
After scorpions , puff adder and cobra snakes are the most dangerous animals in Morocco.
African savannah elephants (Loxodonta Africana) live in the grasslands of sub-Saharan Africa . African forest elephant (Loxodonta Cyclotis) live in the Congo River Basin in western central Africa. Asian elephants live throughout southeastern Asia, from as far west as India to as far east as the Indonesian islands.
Botswana is currently home to more elephants than any other African country, and southern Africa remains a stronghold for 293,000, or 70%, of the estimated remaining African elephants. African elephants are highly social creatures that live in herds led by older, single female matriarchs.
The Atlas bear was Africa’s only native bear that survived into modern times. Once inhabiting the Atlas Mountains and neighbouring areas, from Morocco to Libya, the animal is now thought to be extinct.
The Best Facts about Morocco Morocco in Arabic is Al Maghreb which means the place where the sun sets. It borders two seas. It is only 8 miles from Europe. There are no camels in Morocco only dromedaries. Berbers make up around 40% of the population . The best rapper in the country is called Muslim. Morocco is a Muslim country.
Snake species in morocco . There are over 3000 snake species worldwide 200 of which are venomous and hold medical importance. Notably, the Bitis arietans viper and the Naja cobra can be found in Morocco . Figure 1: Ten of the most dangerous snake species in the world.
Nile crocodiles have made a return to a first-of-its-kind park in Morocco , a century after they disappeared from the North African country.
According to online “Jeune Afrique”, a journal, there are over 50 species of scorpions in Morocco , among which 22 are extremely venomous and dangerous. Marrakech is one of the regions where most scorpion stings are recorded.
Females give birth while standing . The birth itself lasts only a few minutes. A single calf is usually born head and forelegs first.
Theories abound that elephants are afraid of mice because the tiny creatures nibble on their feet or can climb up into their trunks. However, there’s no evidence to back up either of those claims. It’s more likely that elephants , which have relatively poor eyesight, simply become startled when mice dart past.
Elephant populations With only 40,000-50,000 left in the wild, the species is classified as endangered.