Protected Fauna of Liberia

Common Name Scientific Name Local Name
MAMMALS
Primata
Western chimpanzee Pan troglodytes Baboon
Black and white colobus monkey Colobus polykomos Lion monkey
Red colobus monkey Colobus badius Red monkey
Olive colobus monkey Colobus verus Verus monkey
Diana monkey Cercopithecus diana King or field monkey
Campbell’s monkey Cercopithecus cambelli
Lesser spot-nosed monkey Cercopithecus petaurista
Sooty mangabey Cercocebus atys
Lesser galago Galago senegalensis
Sirenia
West African manatee Trichechus senegalensis Sea cow
Proboscidea
Forest elephant Loxodonta Africana cyclotis Elephant
Artiodactyla
Pygmy hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis Water cow
Bongo Tragelaphus euryceros Elk
Jentink’s duiker Cephalophus jentinki Wild antelope
Yellow-backed duiker Cephalophys silvicultor
Zebra duiker Cephalophus zebra Marking or mountain deer
Ogilby’s duiker Cephalophus ogilbyi Deer
Royal antelope Neotragus pygmaeus Tricky jack
Water chevrotain Hyemoschus aquaticus Water deer
Red river hog Potamochoerus porcus Red hog
Giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni Black hog
Carnivora
Leopard Panthera pardus Leopard
Golden Cat Caracal aurata Small leopard
Liberian mongoose Liberiictis kuhni
Pholidota (all pangolins) 
Giant pangolin Smutsia gigantean Big ant bear, anteater
Long-tailed pangolin Uromanis tetradactyla Ant bear
Tree pangolin Phataginus tricuspis
REPTILES
Crocodilus
Nile crocodile Crocodylus niloticus Alligator
African slender-snouted crocodile Crocodylus cataphractus Alligator
African dwarf crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis
Chelonia
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas
Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta
BIRDS
Bare-headed rock fowl Picathartes gymnocephalus
White-breasted guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides
All hornbills
African Grey Hornbill Tockus nasutus
African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus
Black Dwarf Hornbill Tockus hartlaubi
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus
Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator
Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill Tockus camurus
White-crested Hornbill Tropicranus albocristatus
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata
All turacos
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
Green Turaco Tauraco persa
Western Grey Plantain-Eater Turaco Crinifer piscator
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus
All parrots
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus
Red-fronted Parrot Poicephalus gulielmi
All birds of prey
All birds of the families Sagittariidae, Falconidae, Pandionidae and Strigidae, including all eagles, hawks, harriers, kites, falcons, buzzards, vultures, and owls.


[Government of Liberia]: Liberian Wildlife Law 1988