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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Common Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia

Common Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia

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White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum

White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum is thriving in Meru and is found in the fenced Rhino Sanctuary.They are named after their wide mouth used when browsing for grass and not the colour. There have been a couple of poaching incidents but Meru is regarded as the safest haven for rhinos in Kenya.

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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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Small-eared Greater Galago Otolemur garnetti

Northern Greater Galago Otolemur garnetti is found in Murera.

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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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Grevy zebra Equus grevyi

Grevy’s zebra Equus grevyi is the rarest of our Northern Specials. Identified with thin stripes and white belly and endangered with fewer wild zebras than tigers. All have their unique pattern, like our fingerprints. One of the targets we had was to get them in the same photo for comparison, which is possible in Meru. […]

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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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Sykes Monkey Cercopithecus mitis

Syke’s Monkey / Blue Monkey Cercopithecus mitis Our local entertainers, often playing in the trees around the pool

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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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