Pendjari National Park

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Pendjari National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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WAP-Komplex englisch.svg
IUCN Protected Areas of the WAP complex
LocationBenin, West Africa
Nearest cityTanguieta
Coordinates11°3′N 1°31′E / 11.050°N 1.517°E / 11.050; 1.517Coordinates: 11°3′N 1°31′E / 11.050°N 1.517°E / 11.050; 1.517
Area2,755 km2 (1,064 sq mi)
Websitehttps://www.african-parks.org/the-parks/pendjari
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Part ofBeninese part of W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
CriteriaNatural: (ix), (x)
Reference749bis-002
Inscription1996 (20th Session)
Extensions2017

The Pendjari National Park is in north western Benin. It is next to the Arli National Park in Burkina Faso. It is named for the Pendjari River. The national park is known for its wildlife and is home to some of the last populations of big game like elephants, West African lions, hippopotamuses, buffalo and various antelopes in West Africa. The Park is also famous for its variety of birds.

The Pendjari National Park has an area of 2755 square kilometres. The park is part of the WAP complex. The WAP complex is the W, Arli and Pendjari parks. This is a large protected area in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.