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Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Odd-toed ungulate

Serengeti-Park animals: Donkey
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

African Donkey | Equus asinus

The don­key is one of the world’s most com­mon pets. The ances­tral form is the Afri­can don­key, which ori­gi­nally lives in dry, hilly or moun­tai­nous regi­ons, mostly with stony ground. The­re­fore, don­keys can also climb stony and rough hills. Howe­ver, they can­not run as fast as hor­ses and can only reach speeds up to 50 km/h.

Serengeti-Park animals: Zebra
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Chapman’s Zebra | Equus quagga chapmani

There are three types of zebras: Grevy’s zebra, moun­tain zebra and plains zebra. Chap­man’s zebra is a sub­s­pe­cies of the plains zebra and are varia­bly colo­red. Often, the back half of his torso is rather hori­zon­tally stri­ped, the dra­wing is also seen on the belly and there are often ligh­ter “sha­dow stri­pes” available. They live in family groups with a hier­ar­chy. Imme­dia­tely after the stal­lion, the lead mare comes with her foals, then the other fema­les come with their young. Alt­hough zebras seem to be quite simi­lar to hor­ses, they are dif­fe­rent. Zebras do not have strong bones, so they are not sui­ta­ble for riding. Like hor­ses, zebras are flight ani­mals, rea­ching up to 50 km/h. Please be atten­tive, because zebras have very strong teeth, it is seven times stron­ger than that of a horse!

Serengeti-Park animals: Kulan
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Kulan | Equus hemionus

Asiatic wild asses, also cal­led Kulans, are an end­an­ge­red spe­cies. Through con­ser­va­tion efforts, their stock with about 2000 ani­mals are now con­s­i­de­red secure. Kulans live in cold step­pes and semi-deserts in Turk­me­nis­tan and Kaz­akhs­tan. They reach a shoul­der height of 0.97 to 1.38 meters. Kulans are her­bi­vo­res but can also live for months on dry grass and woody plants.

Serengeti-Park animals: Lowland Tapir
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Lowland Tapir | Tapirus terrestris

Low­land tapirs are light brown to bla­ckish brown. They only have a very thin stubby coat, which is why they can easily get sun­bur­ned. If the sun is shi­ning in Seren­geti Park, then the Low­land tapirs even get a pro­tec­tive sun­sc­reen from the ani­mal kee­pers to keep them com­for­ta­ble. Tapirs can weigh up to 250 kilo­grams and are 2.5 meters long. They are clas­si­fied as a vul­ne­ra­ble spe­cies on the Red List of end­an­ge­red spe­cies of the World Con­ser­va­tion Union IUCN.

Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

White Rhinoceros | Ceratotherium simum

The Seren­geti-Park is very proud of its large group of Sou­thern white rhi­nos and their off­spring! Since the ope­ning of the park in 1974, more than 40 hatch­lings have been born there, rom­ping over the wide areas and enchan­ting our visi­tors. White rhi­nos are the second lar­gest land mam­mals on earth. They reach a shoul­der height of up to 1.90 meters. Do you have any idea how heavy a rhino gets? Males weigh up to 3.6 tons!