Kahuzi Biega National Park
Kahuzi Biega National Park

Kahuzi Biega wildlife

Kahuzi Biega wildlife – Kahuzi Biega national park harbors a wide diversity of unique wildlife animals that survive in the natural tropical rainforest of the park. It is one of the great national parse in the DR-Congo where silver coexists together with gold due to the fact that the park is home to the lowland silverback gorillas as well as the golden monkeys. These are all primates’ animals that are surviving together with other primates in the forest such as the white and black colobus, monkeys, the red tailed mangabey, the baboons the L’Hoest’s monkey, the, blue monkeys as well as other wildlife animals such as the forest elephants, the buffaloes, the antelopes among other wildlife animals.

The African forest elephants, this is one of the endangered elephant species that are hard to be spotted elsewhere in the DR-Congo basin. Elephants are known for their unique feature of camouflage with environment though this sub species endangered and rare in other national parks. The forest elephants differ from the savannah elephants in such a way that they are smaller than the African savannah elephants, they have smaller ears, they mainly feed on fruits, leaves, roots of branches and they are herbivores in nature. The uniqueness about the forest elephants that are in the Kahuzi Biega national park is that they occupied both the high altitude and low attitude areas of the park. Though they are among the nocturnal animals in the forest, they live in groups of 10 individuals and when sighted they offer a magical experience due to their gentle character.

Kahuzi Biega has a few of the wild cats such as the leopards, golden cat which are carnivores in nature and they are nocturnal thus they can easily be seen at night in Kahuzi Biega national park. On the same note these are predators to other animals like the antelopes, forest elephants among others.

The African forest buffaloes, they as well differ from the savannah buffaloes in terms of color as they are characterized with the red color texture thus easy to make comparison with the savannah buffaloes. They forest African buffaloes are also known as Aka the Dwarf buffalo.

The antelopes, some of the antelope families in Kahuzi Biega national park include the duikers, bongo among others and they are found all over the park though rare to find due to the fact that have been depleted by the hunters who hunt for as bush meat as well as being eaten by the predators as food.

The monkeys, these are other primate animals that are common in Kahuzi Biega national park such as the white and black colobus monkeys, the red tailed mangabey, the L’Hoest’s monkeys, the golden monkeys, the blue monkeys among others. These have dominated the lowland areas and they keep jumping from one tree to another to look for food as they play.

The lowland gorilla trekking adventure will expose you to all the above mentioned wildlife in Kahuzi Biega national park as well as nature in the forest.