A selection from the animals you may find in A Kenya Safari
Giraffes are found in the savannahs and open woodlands with acacias. The large Maasai giraffe is the most in the country with the smaller giraffe species reside in the northern sectors and Hyenas are found almost throughout the country. The striped and spotted hyena eat mainly carrion but also small mammals. Dikdiks stay in bushes and is the smallest antelope species, up to 40 cm tall. Baboons are resident near rivers and lava fields and are often in large families together.
Impalas are antelopes and are mostly native in the savannah areas. The Wildebeest live in herds on the savannah. Eland are antelope with large spiral horns also live on the savannah. Warthog inhabit near water in small families.Zebra are often on steppes and grasslands in the country, the ordinary zebra and Grevy's zebra for. Rhinos are highly endangered animals. Buffalo are herd animals and are resident in forests and savannah areas.Hippos are found in all rivers and lakes. Crocodiles are found in almost all the rivers of Kenya. Lions domains are in the savannas and open forests. It is the only feline that lives in groups called prides.
Leopards are nocturnal and found mainly in forests, thickets and caves. Elephants are herd animals, especially found in the woods and on savannah areas . They are the largest land mammals.Oryx stays in dry areas with bushes. Ostriches are mainly around the grasslands and savannah areas. Waterbuck inhabit near water in open woodlands and rocky hills. Kudu antelope that are distinguished by small and great kudu.They are in thickets and dense forests.
Cheetahs or cheetahs domains are on the open savannah and steppes. It is the fastest mammal in the world and can reach 80 kilometers per hour.
Furthermore, there is a rich bird life with over a thousand species of birds including raptors, weaver birds and honeyeaters. Flamingos live in large groups in the lakes of the Rift Valley. Poisonous snakes like the cobra and the mamba puff adder lives in the grasslands and along rivers ,the python can be found.
Since the colonial era conservation efforts were made and thanks to tourism,after the country's independence it still continued. Kenya has many, many world famous Kenya safari parks and nature reserves since the 1940s of the 20th century. Poaching and destroying of the forests has threatened species greatly: the elephant, black rhino and to a lesser extent, the Grevy zebra, the Hunter's hartebeest and the cheetah.
The extent to which the game will be seen, is strongly linked to food and water and density of vegetation. Large and small migrations of wildlife takes place almost everywhere in Africa.
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