It is the most important park in Senegal, and world heritage since 1981. It occupies an area of about one million hectares. It's crossed by three rivers: The Gambia and its two tributaries, Koulountou and Niokolokoba. The home to more than 70 species of mammals, about 370 birds and about 50 fish. In the rainy season (June to October) it is closed. There are few lions and elephants, if any remain. I did not see any, but if there are any they are in the area of Mount Assirik. I don't think there are any giraffe. But it has lots of boars, monkeys, antelopes, deer, guinea hens, chimps etc. And loads of termite mounds.