There was not much wildlife to see in Togo. Only one National Park seems to have anything of significance left. The African Buffaloes (Syncerus caffer, 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 Kob (Kobus kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon) 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.

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Small Waterfall Central Togo
Small waterfall in central Togo. (1153k)
Fern Growing Moisture Waterfall
Fern growing in the moisture of the waterfall. (821k)


Amaryllis. (587k)
Forgot Plant Called
I forgot what this plant was called. (841k)
Yucca Lot Bigger Than
Yucca. These are a lot bigger than what you have in your living room, but they are the same plants. (946k)
Elephant Ear Saw Plants
Elephant Ear. I saw these plants a lot. (1093k)
Fan Palm
Fan palm. (856k)
Adansonia digitata
Large African Baobab (Adansonia digitata, german: Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum, french: Baobab africain). (951k)


Large Grasshopper
Large grasshopper. (662k)
Interesting Flower Don't Know
Interesting flower, I don't know what plant it belongs to. (560k)
Kobus kob
Female Kob (Kobus kob, german: Senegal-Grasantilope, french: Cobe de Buffon). (850k)
Male Kob Following Female
Male Kob following a female. He had just rescued the female from being abducted by a rival male. (682k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa
Female Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock, french: Cobe défassa). (748k)
Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa
Male Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, german: Defassa-Wasserbock, french: Cobe défassa). (727k)
Dueling Waterbuck Males
Dueling Waterbuck males. (720k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (698k)
Connochaetes taurinus
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (799k)
Equus quagga
Plains Zebra herd (Equus quagga, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre des plaines). (912k)
Plains Zebra
Plains Zebra. (780k)
Syncerus caffer
African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer, german: Kaffernbüffel, french: Buffle d'Afrique), as usual staring at us. (669k)

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