Somalia Wildlife Gallery


Chameleon, Somalia

Speke's Gazelle

Speke's Gazelle, Somalia.

Soon after I returned from Africa I read that this species was extinct in the wild, but this was obviously not true, although with the civil wars in the country since then I would be surprised if there are any left now. There is a few hundred in zoos around the world.

 Speke's Gazelle Close up

Closeup of same gazelle.

Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle, Somalia

This is a male that has rolled a ball of dung much bigger then himself and is rolling it around in search of a female. If she is impressed with his ball they will mate and bury the dung which will be food for the larvae once they hatch.


Warthogs on the coastal plain north of Mogadishu, Somalia


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