There was not much wildlife to see in Togo. Only one National Park seems to have anything of significance left. The Sudanese Buffaloes (Syncerus caffer brachyceros, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique) in that park were interesting. We drove towards a group of buffalo. Buffalo always stare at visitors. I have seen that on many occasions in Africa. In this case, one of the buffaloes did more than stare, he started advancing towards us and looked kind of threatening. We decided that it was best to back up the car, a charging buffalo can do quite some damage. The buffalo stopped advancing, but kept staring at us. The zebra, wildebeest, and ostriches in the park were imported, there were none left. The Buffon's Kob (Buffon's Kobus kob kob) are a small antelope that is frequently seen in the parks in the region. But they are frequently hunted for bush meat, so they are becoming rarer.
Pictures of birds in Togo and other nature pages are separate:
Small waterfall in central Togo. (1214k) Fern growing in the moisture of the waterfall. (855k)
Lily. (599k) Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba, german: Ruhmeskrone, french: Lis de flamme). (901k) Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima, german: Pfauenstrauch, french: Fleur de paon). (576k) Yucca. These are a lot bigger than what you have in your living room, but they are the same plants. (975k) Elephant Ear. I saw these plants a lot. (1164k) Fan palm. (896k) Large African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (1001k)
Variegated Grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus). (689k) Female Buffon's Kobs (Kobus kob kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). (874k) Male Buffon's Kob following a female (Kobus kob kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). He had just rescued the female from being abducted by a rival male. (687k) Female Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (766k) Male Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock, french: Cobe à croissant). (743k) Dueling Waterbuck males. (731k) Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (703k) Blue Wildebeests (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (811k) Plains Zebra herd (Equus quagga, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre des plaines). (934k) Plains Zebra (Equus quagga, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre des plaines). (802k) Sudanese Buffalo (Syncerus caffer brachyceros, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique), as usual staring at us. (685k)