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Animals in Kenya-Wild Animals Found in Our Parks
« on: May 07, 2012, 01:23:00 PM »
Kenya is blessed with lots of wild animals that are found in our national parks. For those wondering what animals live in Kenya, you have come to the right place. In this post I am going to cover the kind of animals that live in our parks exhaustively. Kenya is home top the so called 'Big Five'.
Herbivores.
The herbivores that are found in our parks include:
1.Buffalo

Buffaloes are found in the following national parks.
Nairobi National Park
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Hell's Gate National Park
Nakuru National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Chyulu Hills National Park

2.The Eland

They are the slowest antelopes and look like cows. They are also the largest antelopes in the world

3.The Colobus Monkey

It was names so due to the fact that it has no fingers. It is mutilated. Thew name 'colobus' comes from the greek which means mutilated.

4.Girraffes

This is the tallest animal in the world. It is adapted to reaching vegetation that is not accessible to other herbivores.

5.The Elephant

The African Elephant is found in Kenya and is bigger than the Asian ones.

6.The Impala


7.Waterbuck

You might think that it lives in water owing to its name but no, the Waterbuck lives in dry land.

8.Kudu


9.Wildebeest

The Maasai Mara wildebeest Migration is now known as the seventh wonder of the world.

10.Zebra


Carnivores

1.Lion

Kenya is home to the king of the Jungle.

2.Cheetah

This is the fastest animal in the world. It can sprint up to speeds of 70miles/hr

3.Leopard

They are solitary and love to hunt during the night.

4.Hyena

Though thought to be cowardly, the Hyena can turn ferocious attacking other animals and humans. It is the most common carnivore in Africa.

5.Wild Dog

Also known as the Hunting dog. It is highly intelligent and social.

Water Animals
1.Crocodile


2.The Hippopotamus

It is the third largest living animal and can weigh up to half a ton.

Visit Kenya and enjoy the diverse wildlife we have!

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Re: Animals in Kenya-Wild Animals Found in Our Parks
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 02:07:44 PM »
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Re: Animals in Kenya-Wild Animals Found in Our Parks
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