Borabora Wildlife Park
The Bora Bora Wildlife Park in Diani hosts numerous and is home to large grazing herds of zebra, giraffe, buffalo wildlife within the park, others include monkeys, wild pigs, Buffalos, tortoises, warthogs , various type of birds and various types of birds. Some of the animals such as zebras roam within the park which gives you an opportunity to get close to them. 1. Zebras Kenya Common and Grevys Zebras - There are 2 species of Zebra found in Kenya, the Common Zebra, Hippotigris quagga and Grevy's Zebra, Hippotigris grevyi. The latter species was named after french president Jules Grevy who was presented with 3 animals by the King of Ethiopia. Kenya Common and Grevys Zebras lives in the drier regions of Kenya and can be seen in Samburu and Buffalo Springs. t is the largest of the wild equids and has very large rounded ears, it is however much easier to distinguish them from the pattern of stripes. In the Kenya Common and Grevys Zebras the stripes are broad and continue down into the belly, in Grevy's they are very narrow and they stop on the lower flanks leaving the belly clean and unmarked. Kenya Common and Grevys Zebras are an endangered species and most of the world's population is in Kenya 2. African buffalo The African buffalo (Cape buffalo) is one of the Big Five game animals in Kenya. The savanna subspecies is endemic to the mopane grasslands of Mount Kenya and other National Parks as well as the floodplains of the Maasai Mara. The Cape buffalo is identified by its gray-brown coat with the older bulls bearing white circles around their eyes and face. A distinct characteristic of these bulls is their enormous curved horns that almost meet over the forehead. The massive animal is usually hunted for trophy and game meat. It is also nicknamed as “Black Death’’ due to its aggressive nature. Nursing females and solitary males are reported to attack over 200 people annually. 3. Giraffe The giraffe is the tallest living terrestrial animal iconic to Kenyan wildlife. It is identified by its extremely long neck and legs, distinctive coat pattern, and a horn-like ossicone. There are three subspecies of the giraffe found in Kenya namely: reticulated , Rothschild's giraffe and the Maasai giraffe. Giraffes are browsers feeding mainly on the twigs of the Acacia tree. Occasionally, they have been spotted licking dried meat off the bones of carcasses. Giraffes are social animals that live in herds comprising of related females with their offspring, or unrelated adult males. 4. Crocodile The African Nile crocodile predominant in Kenya is the largest freshwater predator in Africa. It is also one of the largest reptiles in the world growing up to 16 feet in length and weighing 1,650 pounds. Nile crocodiles are opportunistic apex predators taking on any animal within their range. They are social animals known to share basking spots and large sources of food including carcasses. The aggressive vicious reptile has been reported to be a major source of humanwildlife conflict in Kenya responsible for hundreds of human deaths annually.
Borabora Wildlife Park is committed to educating all generations all in conservation and welfare of animals over the globe.