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animals seen in kenya jan. 11- 24, 2004

2004-02-09 - 7:58 a.m.

Here is a list of the animals seen on our Kenya trip Jan. 11- 25, 2004. For our bird list, please go here. For my Kenya diary, start with Part One, or jump to Part Two. Part Three and Part Four are coming soon, so stay tuned.

this is the leopard we followed until she killed and ate the impala
2004 by Elaine Radford, all rights reserved

The Mammals:

  1. Reticulated Giraffe (one)
  2. Rothschild's Giraffe (one)
  3. Maasai Giraffe (many)
    maasai giraffe herd
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  4. Cape Buffalo
  5. Black Rhinoceros -- 3 in Nairobi
  6. White Rhinoceros -- introduced to Nakuru
  7. Hippopotamus
  8. Impala
  9. Eland
  10. Grant's Gazelle
  11. Thompson's Gazelle
  12. Cook's Hartebeest
    part of a huge herd of over 108 elephants
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  13. White-bearded Wildebeest
  14. Topi
  15. Oribi
  16. Dikdik -- they almost always came in pairs
  17. Bush Buck
  18. Reed Buck
  19. Water Buck
  20. Steinbok
  21. Fringe-Eared Oryx
    female lion, one of three resting together
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  22. Lesser Kudu
  23. Syke's Monkey
  24. Blue Monkey
  25. Vervet
  26. Olive Baboon
  27. Yellow Baboon
  28. African Elephant
    my irritatingly posterized photo of the mother cheetah 
with three well-grown young
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  29. Swamp Mongoose
  30. Dwarf Mongoose
  31. Banded Mongoose
  32. Rock Hyrax
  33. African Civet
  34. Large-Spotted Genet -- there is some debate about the species of the genet we saw, but the hotel employees said it was large-spotted
  35. Lion -- sightings include a lone male, a lone cub hidden by its mom, three females, a mother with two cubs and a recent zebra kill
    baby cheetahs
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  36. Cheetah -- sightings include a mother with 3 young and another lone cheetah
  37. Leopard -- although known to be a mother, the female we followed had apparently hidden her cubs so that she could hunt, allowing us to watch a magnificent stalk
  38. Common Zebra -- plentiful
  39. Warthog -- often complete families with both parents and several young
    we were asked not to feed the warthogs but they were surprisingly un-obnoxious
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  40. Spotted Hyena
  41. Golden Jackal
  42. Silver or Black-backed Jackal
  43. Fruit Bat species roosting
  44. An insectivorous Bat Species at Kilaguni -- don't know if anyone else saw it but they flew right onto my porch in search of moths

Reptile List:

  1. African Monitor -- one
  2. Nile Crocodile -- quite a few, and some huuueegggeeee!
  3. Rainbow Skink
  4. Orange-Headed Agami -- several beautiful males courting females
  5. Helmeted Terrapin
  6. Leopard Tortoise
  7. Pygmy Gecko
    1. a common sight was a mother zebra with a youngster
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