11 Fascinating Nile River Plants and Animals

Bamboo: Some of the areas near the Nile’s origin are home to tropical rainforests, and bamboo is among the trees and plants found there.

Banana plant: Banana plant are found in the tropical rainforests upstream, near the origin of the Nile.

Hippopotamus: Once common throughout the Nile River system, the hippopotamus is now found only in the swampy.

Lungfish: The lungfish is found as far upstream as Lake Victoria. Unlike most species of fish.

Monitor lizard: Three species of monitor lizards can be found in the Nile River basin.

Nile crocodile: The Nile crocodile can be found in most parts of the river. 

Nile perch: The Nile perch is found in the lower Nile River system. 

Papyrus: The papyrus plant is found along the Nile River.

Softshell turtle: The softshell turtle, characterized by its flattened shell, can be found in the Nile River basin. 

Tigerfish: The tigerfish is found in the lower Nile River system. 

Water hyacinth: An invasive species in the Nile region, the water hyacinth originated in South America.

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