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The park lies in south-eastern Senegal, straddling the upper Gambia river and its tributaries (the Koulountou and the Niokolo-Koba), and close to and, in part, along the international frontier with Guinea, where it is contiguous with Badiar National Park (GN001). The park is largely flat, but includes a line of low hills in the east, reaching up to around 200 m (maximum 311 m at Mont Assirik).
PNNK hosts the property remarkable and unique wildlife diversity in the subregion. There are more than 70 species of Mammals, 329 species of birds, 36 species of reptiles, 20 species of amphibians and many species of invertebrates. Big mammals include lions, leopards, Derby Elands, and 3 elephants remain in this park. There are also antelopes, monkeys, warthogs, baboons, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles in the streams. Other important species are also present such as elephant, leopard, chimpanzee and lycaon (EN). The diversity of the flora is important with more than 1500 species of plants.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parc National du Niokolo-Koba. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2022.