Chad, officially known as the Republic of Chad, Chad has several regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian  belt in the centre and a more fertile Savanna zone in the south. Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the second-largest wetland in Africa. The capital is N’Djamena. Chad’s official languages are Arabic and French. It is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups.

Chad’s elephant population has stabilised in recent years. The most important remaining population is in Zakouma National Park.

Chad elephants