- The wildlife in Ivory Coast is very diverse. There are many mangrove swamps and rainforests.
- A few of the common species are panthers, elephants, hippos, and monkeys.
- There are also many chameleons and different types of spiders and scorpions.
- There were at least 230 species of mammals, 252 species of birds, and over 3,600 species of plants throughout the country.
- The education system in Ivory Coast is divided into three stages: 6 years of primary school, 7 years of secondary school, and University, which is only available in Abidjan.
- In 2000, it was estimated that only 48.7% of the total population was literate
- The percentage of males that were literate was almost double the percentage of females. (60.8% of males and 38.6% of females)
- Many children between 6 and 10 years are not enrolled in school, mainly children of poor families.
- Most students in secondary education are male.
- Most meals are made up of grains such as corn, millet, and maize.
- Other common foods include peas, beans, or peanuts, and smaller servings of vegetables, oils, spices, and protein, usually meat or fish.
- Family meals are usually cooked outdoors in pots on a stone hearth.
- Ivorian food is very spicy, and eaten with the hands.
- Food is an important aspect to their culture, and is included in any festivities/ceremonies.