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Endangered species

Thanks to the Okavango and Chobe Rivers, most Southern African species, including such rarities as puku, red lechwe, mountain reedbuck and sitatunga antelopes, are present in Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park (particularly, the remote Linyanti Marshes). Other endangered species in Botswana – but which are even more threatened elsewhere in Southern Africa – include wild dogs (also known as Cape hunting dogs), pangolins (anteaters) and aardvarks.

Endangered among our feathered friends are wattled cranes, African skimmers and Cape Griffon vultures, which are protected in the Mannyelanong Game Reserve in Otse.

Generally, rhinos can only be seen in the Mokolodi Nature Reserve near Gaborone, and Khama Rhino Sanctuary near Serowe. Rhinos have also now been reintroduced to the Moremi Game Reserve.