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Nairobi National Park marks seventy years' as wild life sanctuary | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A bull Maasai giraffe walks across the city horizon of sky scrapers inside the Nairobi National Park. Founded in 1946, the still vibrant Nairobi National Park is the oldest wildlife sanctuary in the east African region. XINHUA PHOTO - SUN RUIBO

Nairobi National Parks marks seventy years' as wild life sanctuary
Wikipedia -- Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya. Established in 1946, the national park was Kenya's first. It is located approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, with an electric fence separating the park's wildlife from the metropolis.

Nairobi's skyscrapers can be seen from the park.

The proximity of urban and natural environments has caused conflicts between the animals and local people and threatens animals' migration routes.

Still, despite its proximity to civilisation and relative small size for an African national park, Nairobi National Park boasts a large and varied wildlife population.

Migrating herbivores gather in the park during the dry season, and it is one of Kenya's most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries.

The park has a large and diverse wildlife population.

Species found in the park include Cape buffaloes, baboons, black rhinos, gazelles, zebras, cheetahs, Coke's hartebeest, hippopotami, leopards, lions, elands, impala, Masai giraffes, ostriches, vultures and waterbucks.

Herbivores, including wildebeest and zebra, use the Kitengela conservation area and migration corridor to the south of the park to reach the Athi-Kapiti plains.

They disperse over the plains in the wet season and return to the park in the dry season

The David Sheldrick Trust runs a sanctuary in the park that hand-rears orphaned elephant and rhinoceros calves, and later releases them back into secure sanctuaries.

Orphaned and sick animals are brought to the sanctuary from all over Kenya.

Nairobi National Park marks seventy years' as wild life sanctuary | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A a grevy zebra grazes before the horizon of sky scrapers inside the Nairobi National Park. Founded in 1946, the still vibrant Nairobi National Park is the oldest wildlife sanctuary in the east African region. XINHUA PHOTO - SUN RUIBO

             

 

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