Science, Technology & Environment

Discovery of the genet for the first time in the Oran's forest

APS - 04 October 2020

The genet, a cat-like species threatened with extinction in Algeria , has reappeared in forests of Oran in the North West of Algeria, likely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, authorities said this month.

The genet is the third endangered species that has reappeared in Algeria in recent months.

The Saharan cheetah, a feline that had not been seen for 10 years, was spotted in May in Ahaggar National Park, in the far southern region of Tamanrasset.

The striped hyena has also reappeared in Tipaza, in northwest Algeria.