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- An oryx beisa in arid thorn scrub country, which is typical of northern Kenya.The distinctive markings and long straight horns of these fine antelopes set them apart from other animals of the northern plains.They inhabit arid areas, feeding on grass and browse.Their ability to stay without water is greater than that of the camel.Unusually, female horns are longer than those of males.
- A cheetah surveys the grassy plains of Masai Mara from a termite mound. The cheetah is a fast,efficient and frequent killer of gazelles and impala. .
- A cheetah family on the grassy plains of Masai Mara. Cubs may stay with their mother for up to two years.The cheetah is a fast,efficient and frequent killer of gazelles and impala. .
- Lion cubs on a buffalo kill.Cubs are born blind and will open their eyes after two weeks. They begin to eat meat at six weeks old.
- A herd of oryx in the Samburu National Reserve of Northern Kenya.The distinctive markings and long straight horns of these fine antelopes set them apart from other animals of the northern plains.They inhabit arid areas, feeding on grass and browse.
- A large herd of Masai giraffes in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
- Masai giraffes in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
- A pride of lions rests near water in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.The nucleus of any pride is a number of closely related females.
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- A pride of lions moves to shelter from an approaching storm.The nucleus of any pride is a number of closely related females.
- A lioness drinking from a muddy pool.
- A pride of lions drinks from a muddy pool in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
- A spotted hyena family on the Masai Mara plains.Hyena cubs are born with dark fur and are temporarily blind. However,they are sufficiently big at eight months to join in at a kill even though they will continue to suckle their mothers until 18 months old. .
- A bat-eared fox at the entrance to its burrow.These long-limbed,large eared 'foxes' feed on termites,beetles and other invertebrates. .
- A young male lion looks intently at animals grazing on the plains from his commanding position in a tree.
- Grevys zebras inhabit dry bush country in Northern Kenya.They are the most northerly representatives of the zebra family and can be distinguished from the common or Burchells zebra by their large frame, saucer shaped ears and close set stripes.They are listed by IUCN as an endangered species.
- A common or Burchells zebra stands close to a Grevys zebra in Northern Kenya, clearly showing the difference between the two species. The Grevys zebra is the most northerly representative of the zebra family, it is listed by IUCN as an endangered species.