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Pendjari National Park

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View on Batia in Pendjari National Park.

Pendjari National Park, is in Northern Benin.

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Named for the Pendjari River, the national park is known for its wildlife and is home to some of the last populations of big game like elephants, West African lions, hippopotamuses, buffalo and various antelopes in West Africa. The park is also famous for its richness in birds.

The Pendjari National Park is an area of 2,755 km² in the far north-west of Benin. The park is part of the WAP complex (W-Arli-Pendjari) which is a vast protected area in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. The hills and cliffs of the Atakora range make the north-west one the most scenic areas of Benin. They provide a wonderful backdrop to the Pendjari National Park, which, in its isolation, remains one of the most interesting in West Africa.

In March 2009, it was nominated as a tentative site for UNESCO's World Heritage Site program.

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Flora and fauna[edit]

Pendjari is an important refuge for the African elephant

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Pendjari River.

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