Yankari National Park is the best spot to see the most diverse array of animals in Nigeria – a delight for any wildlife enthusiast. It has the largest surviving elephant population in the country (estimated at about 100 – 150 elephants), and it also supports the critically endangered West African lion, which is one of the four known populations that still exist. Other animal populations within the park include buffaloes, hippopotamus, roan antelopes, western hartebeest and several monkey species. Visitors can also enjoy a dip in the warm springs, take expeditions into the caves, or visit the park museum which houses historical artefacts. There are also over 350 species of bird found in the park. Of these, 130 are resident, 50 are Palearctic migrants and the rest are Intra-African migrants that move locally within Nigeria. It offers an amazing wildlife-watching experience during the rainy season.