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Lions Can Climb: Facts about wildlife in Kenya

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Did you know that lions can climb trees? You only need to tour to Kenya and you will find amazing wildlife and learn many facts about the wildlife found in Kenya reservations that include:

Elephants
Can eat about 500 pounds of vegetation a day and drink about 50 gallons of water. Elephants have a gestation period of 22 months.

Gorilla
Will remain with its parents for three months after birth and then start fending for itself.

Chimpanzee
Is the only animal other than the human being that can recognize itself in the mirror.

Giraffe
The patterns of the giraffe coats are as unique as the human fingerprints.

Hippopotomus
Within five minutes after birth a young hippo can swim and walk.

Leopard
The range of a leopard hearing is twice that of a human being and in dim light its sight is six times better.

Warthog
Gets its name from the four gristly warts that protrude from the sides of its face.

Lion
The male lion’s mane makes his body appear larger and more impressive than he really is which helps attract females at mating time and frightens off rivals. Lions can climb as the picture shows.

Impala
can limp forward, jump straight up and turn in midair. When chased for food an impala can run as fast as forty miles an hour and can jump 8 feet in the air and over 30 feet in a single leap.

Rhinocerus
A Black Rhino can charge 30 miles an hour and is capable of killing human beings.

Kudu
The greater Kudu makes up for its lack of speed with agility often leaping over high bushes to hide from predators?

Cheetah
Is the fastest of all land animals.

Buffalos
Can live up to 16 years.

Hyenas
Are very aggressive and cooperate to hunt large mammals such as antelopes and zebras.

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