Mangrove swamps at the mouth of the Funzi river (a bit like the
Everglades in Florida ! ) Mangrove forests are an important, if
not critical habitat for a variety of terrestrial and aquatic
plants and animals many of which may in turn play an important
part in coastal economics.
The terrestrial fauna
includes many species of birds, reptiles including crocodiles,
mammals (pigs and monkeys) and insects, while the terrestrial
flora mainly comprise fungi, lichens and mistletoes. Very large
crocodiles are often evident. Frequent marks of buffalo and
other large mammals are also commonly found in these mangroves.
Other smaller mammals that are known to inhabit mangroves are
baboons, duiker, rodents and fruit bats.