Plants and Animals of Harare's Wetlands
07 December 2020
Harare wetlands are exceptionally rich in biodiversity and hold an amazing array of plants and animals
- 36 species of grass and more than 80 other plants with their trillions of kilometers of Invisible roots which remove toxic chemicals and hold the spongy clays together.
- Over 240 bird species have been recorded among them small rare migrants which breed in the pools and squelch zones. Striped Crake and Streaky breasted Flufftail are two examples.
- Bushpig, Cape Clawless Otter, Large Grey Mongoose, Common Duiker and Giant Rat and Scrub Hare.
- 16 Reptiles of which three snakes, the Egyptian Cobra, Olive and Three-striped Grass Snake are the commonest.
- Living in puddles and pools are 7 amphibians including The Giant Bullfrog (Regionally endangered) that eat the numerous insects, tadpoles and fish such as Barbs, Barbel and Catlets.