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Serengeti-Park animals: Sitatunga
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Sitatunga | Tragelaphus spekii

The Sita­tunga live in the swamp and in the water in wes­tern and sou­thern Africa. For food they choose aquatic plants, reed and fresh gras­ses. Sita­tunga have wide hoo­ves that carry them well over muddy ground. On hard ground, howe­ver, they are cum­ber­some. They swim excel­lently and the­re­fore like to escape into the water.

Serengeti-Park animals: Spotted deer
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Spotted Deer | Axis axis

The Middle East and Sri Lanka are the home of the Spot­ted deer, also known as the Chi­tal. It inha­b­its plains and flat hills with trees and bus­hes. Their ene­mies are the tiger, leo­pard and Asian wild dog. Males and fema­les live in herds all year round. They grow and shed ant­lers on their own sche­dule. There is no spe­ci­fic sea­son for this occur­rence, as with all tro­pi­cal deer.

Serengeti-Park animals: Squirrel monkey
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Squirrel monkey | Saimiri sciureus

Surely you know Pippi Long­sto­cking and her ani­mal fri­end and com­pa­nion Mr. Nils­son. Here you see him, the maneu­vera­ble Mr. Nils­son is a squir­rel mon­key! Squir­rel mon­keys live in South Ame­rica, on river banks in large groups of over a hund­red ani­mals. They like dense thi­ckets in which they jump and climb, their tail ser­ves the con­trol.

Serengeti-Park animals: Watussi cattle
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Watussi cattle | Bos primigenius f. taurus

The Watussi cattle, or Ox, with its beau­ti­ful strong horns is named after a noma­dic group in Burundi and Rwanda. The Tutsi con­s­i­der these cattle to be a sym­bol of pres­tige, care and kind­ness. The Tutsi use the cattle as a bar­ter and dowry to marry, but they are not slaugh­te­red.

Serengeti-Park animals: Western Red Deer
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Western Red Deer | Cervus elaphus canadensis

Watch how majestic a Wes­tern red deer is! Anyone who sees a red deer, also known as Wapiti, admi­res its great ant­lers. The stag impres­ses the fema­les of his herd. Have you ever heard a rut­ting cry from a red deer? This is a high, shrill sound that can be heard from afar.

Serengeti-Park animals: White Lion
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

White Lion | Panthera leo krugeri

White lions first came to pub­lic atten­tion in the 1970s. These royal ani­mals are not albi­nos. Their white color is cau­sed by a reces­sive gene. They reside in the South Afri­can Kru­ger Natio­nal Park and in Tim­ba­vati. Tmba­vati is a pri­vate game reserve with no fence boun­da­ries on the wes­tern bor­der of the Kru­ger Natio­nal Park. In 2008, the Glo­bal White Lion Pro­tec­tion Trust (GWLPT) suc­cess­fully rein­tro­du­ced a pack of white lions in Tim­ba­vati to pre­serve the white gene in the wild. Alt­hough not yet asses­sed by the World Con­ser­va­tion Union, IUCN, this spe­cies is con­s­i­de­red vul­ne­ra­ble accor­ding to the GWLPT.

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!

Serengeti-Park animals: White Tiger
Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

White Tiger | Panthera tigris tigris

The white tiger is a pig­men­ta­tion vari­ant of the Ben­gal tiger cau­sed by a lack of the red and yel­low pig­ments, pheo­me­lanin, that nor­mally pro­duce the orange color. They are not albi­nos because they have blue ins­tead of red eyes, and their fur is pig­men­ted in the form of black stri­pes. Both par­ents must carry the unu­sual reces­sive gene for white colo­ring, which only hap­pens natu­rally in about 1 in 10,000 births! Our white tigers live in a very large, green environ­ment. We are very gra­te­ful that we can give these rare ani­mals a home here in Seren­geti Park. There are only about 300 white tigers around the world! Expe­ri­ence one of the most beau­ti­ful spe­cies in the world and the pride of Seren­geti Park!

Serengeti-Park animals: White faced saki
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White-faced Saki | Pithecia pithecia

White-faced Sakis, also known as the Guianan Sakis or gol­den-faced Sakis, live in moun­ta­ins and rain­fo­rests in nor­theas­tern South Ame­rica. They are diur­nal tree dwel­lers and feed mostly on fruits, nuts, seeds and insects. Through their power­ful hind legs, they can make very wide jumps and are spe­cia­lists of swin­ging from tree to tree. A pair often mates for life.

Serengeti-Park animals: White-fronted lemur
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White-fronted lemur | Eulemur albifrons

The white-fron­ted lemur is a pri­mate spe­cies from the group of lemurs. They have brown or gray fur, and the males are recog­nizable by their white head. White-fron­ted lemurs live toge­ther in groups of 5 to 15 ani­mals. These ani­mals do not have a pro­noun­ced day-night rhythm, so their calls are heard anytime at dawn, dusk and at night. The babies cling to their mother’s coat for the first five months of their lives, later riding on their backs. Accor­ding to the World Con­ser­va­tion Union, they are an end­an­ge­red spe­cies!