A black rhino in the Salient of the Aberdare National Park. Its skin colour is the result of the mud-wallows it frequents in the bright red soil of the area.A red-billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythorhynchus) or 'tick bird' perches on the animal's back. As its name implies,it feeds on ticks and blood-sucking flies while keeping wounds on the host animal open.
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- A black rhino and calf in the Salient of the Aberdare National Park.A mother normally will drive away her offspring before a new birth. The interval between births is between two and five years. .
- A black rhino and calf in the Salient of the Aberdare National Park. Their skin colour is the result of the mud-wallows they frequent in the bright red soil of the area.Rhino offspring suckle for up to a year and only begin to take water after 4 to 5 months.
- Two white rhinos graze in the Lake Nakuru National Park under a threatening sky. A red-billed oxpecker clings to the neck of one of the rhinos.White rhinos are almost double the weight of black rhinos and are more docile. They are grazers rather than browsers so they do not compete for food with black rhinos.
- A black rhino with a fine horn crosses a forest glade in the Aberdare National Park. .
- Two black rhinos on the open plains at Amboseli. Poaching of this severely endangered species led to its extermination in this region in the late 1980's.Rhinos have very poor eyesight and are prone to charge at the slightest noise or disturbance. .
- A bull elephant in the Samburu National Game Reserve. Elephants are the colour of the soil where they live by taking regular dust baths to keep away flies and other biting insects.
- A bull elephant feeds in the Amboseli swamp. Little egrets are often seen close to elephants,feeding on the insects they disturb.Elephants consume about 5% of their body weight (i.e. up to 300kg) in twenty-four hours.
- A bull elephant digs mineral-rich soil with its tusks at a saltlick in the Aberdare Forest.
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- A serval cat enjoys late afternoon sun in the Aberdare National Park. .
- White rhinoceros feeding at Kwandwe private game reserve.
- 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 giant hog, or forest hog, in the Salient of the Aberdare National Park. Only discovered for science a hundred years ago, these heavily built, long haired hogs frequent upland forested areas and are rarely seen.Mature males weigh 100lb more than females.
- An elephant takes a mud bath in the Amboseli National Park. By taking regular mud or dust baths to keep away flies and other biting insects,elephants take on the soil colour of their own habitats.
- An elephant matriarch keeps a careful watch over her baby in the Samburu National Game Reserve. The gestation period of elephants is twenty-two months with an interval between calves of four to nine years.
- A bull elephant in Amboseli National Park. Elephants consume the equivalent of about 5% of their body weight (i.e. up to 300kg) in twenty-four hours.
- A herd of elephants drinks from the Uaso Nyiro River in the Samburu National Game Reserve. By taking regular mud or dust baths to keep away flies and other biting insects,elephants take on the soil colour of their own habitats.