Equatorial Guinea is a country on the west coast of Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. As of 2021, the country had a population of 1,468,777.
Equatorial Guinea is home to gorillas, chimpanzees, various monkeys, leopards, buffalo, antelope, elephants, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and various snakes, including pythons.
There are approximately 3,250 species of plants. The country is found in region of the world with high animal diversity. There are at least 194 mammal species; 418 species of birds, and 91 reptile species.
Mammals are found throughout Equatorial Guinea. Within Equatorial Guinea there are gorillas, Leopards, chimpanzees, a small population of African Elephants, hippopotamus, cape buffalo, crocodiles, pythons and various monkeys.
The gorillas of Equatorial Guinea are of the subspecies western lowland gorilla and the chimpanzees of Equatorial Guinea are the species common chimpanzee. There is only one species of African elephants in Equatorial Guinea, the African forest elephant. Despite poaching, the leopard is widespread in Equatorial Guinea and is found even in the suburbs of some major cities. For a full list of wildlife in Equatorial Guinea see List of Mammals in Equatorial Guinea.