Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park, as the park’s name suggests, is located in the capital city of the African country of Kenya. Under 30,000 acres in size, Nairobi National Park is small in comparison to most African national parks. However, Nairobi National Park, which borders a modern city of three million people, still offers visitors a chance to see many of Africa’s most popular wildlife in their natural habitat.
Species of wildlife found in the park include African buffalo, baboon, black rhinoceros, white rhinoceros, Masai giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, wildebeest, Grant’s gazelle, hippopotamus, hyena, leopard, lion, cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus),Thomson’s gazelle, eland (Tragelaphus oryx), impala, Coke’s hartebeest, waterbuck, and over 500 species of bird. Some of the species of birds found in Nairobi Park include the Common Ostrich, Laughing Dove, the Madagascar Squacco, Lappet-faced Vulture, Nairobi Pipit, White-faced Whistling, African Darter, Grey Heron, Knob-billed Duck, Rosy-breasted Longclaw, Purple Swamphen, Secretary bird, Shelly’s Spurfowl, Yellow-necked Spurfowl, White-bellied Go-away-bird, Greater Honeyguide, Rock Martin, Red-throated Tit, Martial Eagle, Jackson’s Widowbird, Emerald Spotted Wood, Blue-napped Mousebird, Singing bush, Great Egret, Saddle-billed Stock, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, African Palm Shift, Black-shouldered Kite, African Finfoot, Abyssinian white-eye, Hartlaub’s Bustard, Hartlaub’s Turaco, Eastern Honeybird and the Rufous-naped Lark. See the Birds of Nairobi National Park – Checklist for more species.
The Nairobi National Park is also one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries. The wildlife conservation efforts at the Nairobi National Park are tremendous and a credit to the government of Kenya.
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