Endemic Animals of Libya








Egyptian Tortoise
Egyptian Tortoise
Once found throughout Egypt and Libya, this tortoise - one of the smallest in the world - effectively is extinct in Egypt as a result of habitat destruction. Although there are two populations in Libya, much of the coastline habitat has been lost. Today Egyptian tortoises continue to decline because of the illegal pet trade and hunting for folk medicine.
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Egyptian Tortoise
Cyrenaica shrew
Cyrenaica shrew
The Cyrenaica shrew or Alexander's shrew is a species of white-toothed shrew in the family Soricidae which is endemic to Libya.
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Cyrenaica shrew
Grobben's gerbil
Grobben's gerbil
Grobben's gerbil is a species of rodent, distributed mainly in Libya; Cyrenaica, Dernah. Less than 250 individuals of this species are thought to persist in the wild. It is named after Austrian biologist Karl Grobben.
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Grobben's gerbil