According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Mozambique's diverse wildlife populations include water buffalo, elephants, warthogs, leopards, baboons, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, lions, and numerous other species of cats. Crocodiles and hippopotamuses are found in waterways, while pythons, puff adders, vipers and cobras can be found throughout the country.
Some other species of animal found in Mozambique, according to the African Wildlife Foundation, include black rhinoceros, cheetah, wild dog and African elephants. Mozambique is mostly open forest, with grasslands in the west and more dense forest areas towards the interior of the country. Mozambique maintains four national parks where animals can thrive on protected lands.