Flora and Fauna in Somalia

Flora and Fauna in Somalia Last updated on Monday 26th April 2010

Vegetation in Somalia consists chiefly of coarse grass, thorn bushes and acacia trees, which can tolerate the harsh climate.

Trees producing the resins frankincense and myrrh are indigenous to Somalia, and are found on the northern mountain slopes. Trees in the south include eucalyptus, mahogany, and euphoria trees.

Wildlife is abundant in Somalia and includes elephants, crocodiles, giraffes, leopards, lions and zebras. There are also many poisonous snakes.

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