Sierra Leone is home to a large number of animals species, some of whom are unique to the region. The coastlines is mostly mangrove swamps, beaches and shallow bays, hilly forestland further inland and plateau and mountains. There are estimated 147 species of mammals living wild in Sierra Leone include lions, African elephants, chimpanzees, waterbucks, cape buffaloes and giant hippos.
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security
Conservation and Wildlife Management Unit Forestry Division
Ms. Kate Majella Bridge Garnett
Assistant Director Forestry
Tel: +232 76 627 320/ 88 627 320
Fax: +232 22 24 16 13; 24 21 28