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Serengeti-Park animals: Great Kudu
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Great Kudu | Tragelaphus strepsiceros

The Great Kudu is an Afri­can ante­lope that occurs in eas­tern and sou­thern Africa. Its habi­tat is mainly tree and grass­lands sav­anna. It feeds on grass, lea­ves and twigs. The males of the Great Kudu can reach a weight of up to 300 kilo­grams and the fema­les weigh about 200 kilo­grams.

Serengeti-Park animals: Greater Flamingo
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Greater flamingo | Phoenicopterus roseus

If you watch these pink fla­min­gos, you’ll pro­bably won­der right away why these ani­mals often stand on one leg. In nature, fla­min­gos live on salty waters. To pro­tect the skin on their legs from cold, they always replace their “water leg”, so the salt can­not harm them. Fla­min­gos are native to the tro­pi­cal regi­ons of the world.

Serengeti-Park animals: Green Monkey
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Green Monkey | Chlorocebus aethiops

Green mon­keys or Gri­vet mon­keys live in the sav­an­nas south of the Sahara. They live a lot on the ground but flee imme­dia­tely to the trees when dan­ger threa­tens. Green mon­keys have a dark face with a white beard that pro­tru­des from the cheeks.

Serengeti-Park animals: Grey Crowned Crane
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Grey Crowned Crane | Balearica regulorum

Cra­nes are among the oldest bird spe­cies in the world. In many cul­tu­res, they are con­s­i­de­red a sym­bol of a long life. The South Afri­can Crow­ned Crane – also known as Grey-necked Crow­ned Crane – has a striking yel­lo­wish “fea­ther crown”, black fea­thers on the head and a red flap on the throat. They are native to East and South Africa. You can find them in wet­lands, sav­an­nahs and cul­ti­va­ted land. Their bree­ding grounds and habi­tat are highly end­an­ge­red in the wild: periods of drought, drai­nage, over­gra­zing, dam con­struc­tion and pesti­cide use end­an­ger the exis­tence of these ani­mals very much.

Serengeti-Park animals: Guanaco
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Guanaco | Lama guanicoe

These wild little camels live at heights of up to 4000 meters and can handle heat and cold wea­ther equally well. The gua­naco ser­ved the locals to carry loads, but also as a sup­p­lier of milk, wool, lea­ther and meat. Gua­na­cos are very fru­gal ani­mals and fle­xi­ble in their fora­ging. They live in family asso­cia­ti­ons with one stal­lion and several mares.

Serengeti-Park animals: Baboon
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Hamadryas baboon | Papio hamadryas

Hamadryas baboons are rela­ti­ves of the meer­kats and are widely dis­tri­bu­ted in Africa. They can easily adapt to their habi­tat. They live in grassy areas with trees as well as in rocky dry areas. They even occur at heights of up to 4000 meters!

Serengeti-Park animals: Helmeted Guineafowl
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Helmeted Guineafowl | Numida meleagris

The hel­me­ted gui­ne­a­fowl belongs to the gui­ne­a­fowl-bird family, Numi­di­dae, and are native to Africa, mainly in regi­ons south of the Sahara. They have a very exten­sive dis­tri­bu­tion area and inha­bit the most diverse habi­tats. These can be sav­an­nahs, bush­land, forest edges, semi-deserts and even agri­cul­tu­ral land. The hel­me­ted gui­ne­a­fowl has an unfea­the­red head, but the plu­mage on its round body is gray-black sprin­k­led with white. These are very socia­ble birds and often live in large groups of up to 100 birds.

Serengeti-Park animals: Yak
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

House Yak | Bos mutus f. grunniens

The house yak is a cattle spe­cies that is native to Cen­tral Asia. The name comes from the Tibe­tan lan­guage. There are end­an­ge­red wild yaks and domesti­ca­ted house yaks in the Hima­la­yas, Mon­go­lia and sou­thern Sibe­ria. The ani­mals are the basis of life for the local popu­la­tion: milk, meat, lea­ther, hair and wool are pro­ces­sed, and the feces used as fuel.In addi­tion, yaks are used as live­stock and mounts. The yak is the only type of cattle with a multi-laye­red coat. He has firm cove­ring hair, coar­ser wool and fine under­coat. In spring, the yaks are brus­hed, and the fine under­coat spun into yarn for clot­hing.

Serengeti-Park animals: Impala
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Impala | Aepyceros melampus

The petite Impala or Black-rum­ped Ante­lope inha­b­its the open sav­an­nas in Kenya, Uganda, Tanza­nia, Zam­bia, Mozam­bi­que, Zim­b­abwe, as far as Bots­wana and in nor­theas­tern South Africa. The name Impala comes from the Zulu lan­guage. An Impala rea­ches the size of a fal­low deer with about 90 centi­me­ters, but looks slim­mer and more fili­g­ree. A typi­cal dis­tin­gu­is­hing fea­ture of these ani­mals are the black spots on the feet and an elon­ga­ted, white spot above the eyes.

Serengeti-Park animals: Kafue Lechwe
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Kafue Lechwe | Kobus leche ssp. kafuensis

Kafue Lechwe, a genus of water­buck and a sub­s­pe­cies of the Sou­thern Lechwe, is ende­mic to the Kafue Flats, Zam­bia and can also be found in small parts in Angola and Bots­wana. This ante­lope spe­cies lives on swamps and in floo­ded areas. It feeds almost exclu­si­vely on marsh gras­ses. To move well in the muddy ground, they have deve­lo­ped widely sprea­da­ble claws that keep them from sin­king. Take a close look at their coat color: the Kafue lechwe is red­dish brown at the back and white at the bot­tom of the belly, the fore­legs have black stri­pes.