Tag Archives: cats

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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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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Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus

Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus is the worlds fastest animal. Most often observed on the open plains and easiest to spot as it is active during day time.

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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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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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