Four-toed Hedgehog

Four-toed Hedgehog, Atelerix albiventris, oval bodied nocturnal insectivore with long snout, short limbs, and short tails, called Túrùkú or Ọya in Yoruba, belonging to the Erinaceidae family…

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Grasscutter

Greater Cane Rat, Thryonomys swinderianus, also known as Grasscutter, is one of the two species of Cane Rat, a large rodent genus distinguished by its stocky body, and a large, blunt head. Because…

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Bay Duiker

Bay Duiker, scientific name, Cephalophus dorsalis, as a member of the Cephalophinae family, is a ruminant under the cattle group. This species, found in the southeastern-most part of Nigeria is a…

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Apiculture

Apiculture is a branch of Agriculture that is concerned with the keeping of honey bees, especially for commercial purposes. It dates back to ancient times when man learnt to drive bees away from…

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African Spurred Tortoise

The African Spurred Tortoise, Geochelone sulcata, called Ìjàpá in Yoruba and celebrated in many of its folktales as a wise animal, is found in the north of Nigeria and other Sahel regions. They…

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Spotted Tilapia

Spotted Tilapia, Tilapia mariae, is a fresh- water and estuarine teleost that occurs naturally in West Africa, from Cote d’Ivoire to Cameroon. This species, called Èpìyà in Yoruba, has a wide…

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