Cape Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis

Cape Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis is found in habitats with rock crevices in which to escape from predators.

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Fringe-Eared Oryx Oryx Beisa callotis

Fringe-Eared Oryx Oryx Beisa callotis is found on the Kora side of Tana river.There is a short mane of brownish hair, as well as tufts of black hair above the hooves, at the end of the tail, and on the ears. It is from the last feature, unique among the various kinds of oryx, that […]

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wild dog Lycaon pictus

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus is also called painted dog or Cape hunting dogs. These endangered canines closely resemble wolves in their pack-oriented social structure. One large hunting pack have recently been observed hunting in the park, see photo taken by Rhino River.

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Large-Spotted Genet genetta tigrina

Large spotted genet genetta tigrina was found in Murera Springs, also known as Rusty-Spotted Genet, Blotched Genetm Cape Genet. Rarely seen as it is nocturnal. Genet Jackson is a famous blotched genet who used large mammals, like rhino and buffaloes as taxis.

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Günthers Dik-Dik Madoqua guentheri

Günther’s dik-dik Madoqua guentheri is very similar to Kirk’s. Not yet confirmed, but it should exist.

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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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Gerenuk Litocranius walleri

Gerenuk Litocranius walleri is one of our Northern 5. Found in the drier part of the park and is unique as it never drink water- it gets all water from the leaves.

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Zorilla Ictonyx striatus

Striped Polecat / Zorilla Ictonyx striatus

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Common genet Genetta genetta

Common Genet Genetta genetta is one of the smaller nocturnal cats, most likely in Murera but not yet identified.

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Kirk’s Dik-Dik Madoqua kirkii

Kirk’s Dik-Dik Madoqua kirkii is fairly common and probably the main food source for many of the smaller carnivores.

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