Leopard Panthera pardus

Leopard Panthera pardus is one of the Big 5 and usually the most elusive. Even the most legendary cat, the panther, has been seen here. It is the rare melanistic version, found in nearby Mt Kenya/ Aberdare. And we have one leopard regularly patrolling the camp. If you hear baboons this might be the reason, […]

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Caracal Felis (Caracal) caracal

Caracal Felis (Caracal) caracal is a medium sized cat however and is fast enough to outrun and catch an ostrich, and strong enough to overpower it and kill it. The caracal has also been known to leap up into the air to successfully catch and kill flying birds. The caracals are excellent acrobats and can […]

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Serval Felis (Leptaillurus) serval

Serval Felis (Leptaillurus) serval is a medium-sized cat,strong yet slender animal, with long legs and a fairly short tail. Due to its leg length, it is relatively one of the tallest cats. The head is small in relation to the body, and the tall, oval ears are set close together. It has been observed in […]

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Wild Cat Felis libyca

African Wildcat Felis libyca¬† A lot of Wild Cats have interbred with domestic cats across Africa and the gene pool is getting “watered down”. This is yet another thing that makes Meru so special. It is very raw and natural, and has not had too much destructive human influence. The African Wildcat is also a […]

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Aardwolf Proteles cristatus

Aardwolf Proteles cristatus is still on our most wanted list ie it is most likely found here.

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striped hyena hyaena hyaena

striped hyena hyaena hyaena is rare and nocturnal. Captured on our trekking camera in Murera once and seen a couple of times during daytime in the park.

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spotted hyena crocuta crocuta

Spotted Hyena crocuta crocuta is not so common as in other parks. Usually singles and not as the large packs seen in other parks except in Kora where they are thriving on poached elephants..

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Cape Clawless Otter Cape Clawless Otter

African Clawless Otter Cape Clawless Otter

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Banded Mongoose Mungos mungo

Banded Mongoose Mungos mungo have a large head with small ears, a long tail and short muscular limbs. Their fur is brown in colour and they have several dark brown/black stripes on their back and down the sides of their body.

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Dwarf mongoose Helpgale parvula

Dwarf Mongoose Helpgale parvula has a large pointed head, small ears, a long tail, short limbs, and long claws. The species can be distinguished from other mongooses by its size. It is much smaller than most other species (18 to 28 cm, 210 to 350 grams); in fact, it is Africa’s smallest carnivore. The soft […]

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