Kenya lesser galago aka Bushbaby Galago senegalensis

Kenya Lesser galago Galago senegalensis

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Ichneumon (Egyptian) mongoose Herpestes ichneumon

Egyptian Mongoose Herpestes ichneumon live in shrub thickets, rocky areas, and small woodlands and forested areas within the savanna. These mammals prefer to live in forested areas near water. All mongooses are known for being talented snake killers

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Suni Neutragus moschatus

Suni Neutragus moschatus

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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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Lesser Kudu Tragelaphus imberbis

Lesser Kudu Tragelaphus imberbis is one of the target species for Meru. Graceful, shy and very agile.

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Somali lesser galago Galago gallarum

Somali lesser galago Galago gallarum is newly discovered in Meru, see National Geographic

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Marsh mongoose Atilax paludinosus

Marsh Mongoose Atilax paludinosus

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Steenbok Raphicerus campestris

Steenbok Raphicerus campestris

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Lion Panthera leo

Lion Panthera leo is our most famed animal and Elsa the lioness and Christian the lion was rehabilitiated to the wild in Meru. Elsa was the star in Born Free, a movie recorded in Meru 50 years ago and Christian went viral when he hugged his previous owners in the reunion at Kora Rock viewed […]

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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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