BLACK RHINOS, AFRICAN PENHUIN, BROWN HYENA NO LONGER FOUND IN ANGOLA

LUANDA — The African penguin, the black rhinoceros and the brown hyena can no longer be found in Angola, according to the latest Red List of Endangered Species of Angola released here by the country’s Ministry of Environment.

Of the species threatened with extinction there are 29 animals, the most significant being the giant black sable antelope (palanca negra gigante), which is Angola’s national symbol, the spotted hyena, lion, cheetah, mountain zebra, gorilla, red buffalo and chimpanzee.

The list includes 100 vulnerable species whose existence is threatened by human activities including the zebra, forest and savanna elephant, forest pangolin, leopard and wild cat, bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal, crocodile, blue whale and fake orca, mackerel, and Jewel bugs.

Among species of vulnerable flora are black mangrove, cabinda stick, palm tree, welwitcha, Makundi-kumbi, Kitiba, tacula, ebano, mafumeira kitsombe and salale.

Local and international institutions contributed to the compilation of Angola’s Red List of Endangered Species.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK