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Gashaki-Gumpti National Park

Date of Submission: 01/11/1995
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
National Commission for Museums and Monuments
Coordinates: Gashaka-Gumpti National Park 11°30' North 7° 20' East
Ref.: 495
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Description

Nigeria's largest and most diverse National Park is set amidst spectacular scenery with Nigeriats highest peaks, Chappal Wadi (the "Mountain of Death") at 2,400 metres and Chappal Hendu ("Mountain of Wind") at 2,030 metres. The vegetation consists of an intricate patchwork of guinea savannah, gallery forest, montane forest and montane grassland. Traditional lore serves to protect some of the highest populations of primates in West Africa, including chimpauzees. Other fauna include the giant forest hog, leopard, lion, hippopotamus, buffalo, hartebeeste, yellow-backed duiker and an abundance of bird life.