Kenya Animals

By: Jane Kim

Spotted Hyenas

Spotted Hyenas are predators in the Kenya safari. They are spotted, with orange and brownish colored fur. Their diet consists of animals, but they don’t just forage carcass from dead animals, they also can hunt down their prey, but solitary though. Spotted Hyenas can make a maniacal laughing like sound, a common characteristic of a hyena.

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Gazelles are a common herbivore living in the Kenya wilds. They are incredibly fast, being able to escape predators. But is sometimes caught by the fastest land animal, the cheetah. Their diet consists of grass, a usual food for non carnivores. They can be identified from their long horns and their brownish fur.

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Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world, running at over 77mph. They are identified as large savannah cats with beautiful golden fur and black spots. Their diet consists of meat because cheetahs are carnivores. The meat is usually from gazelle and antelope. Cheetahs usually hunt by stalking their prey and getting closer until the prey notices them, or they’re close enough, then run sprinting and chasing down their kill. The cheetah’s sounds consist of growling, hissing and even chirping sounds!

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Zebras are a usual animal to find in the Kenya Safari, their diet consists of grass, shrubs and other vegetation in the wild. They are well known and easily recognized for their stripes, which is actually black on white stripes. Zebras are usually seen in large herds and communicate by making whinnying sounds and high pitched barking sounds.

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