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Do you need information about Kenya lion? If you haven’t ever seen the lion, you are very unlucky. Kenya has the biggest number of lions in the whole of East Africa. Lions are in different sizes and structure. There are those with mane and those which are maneness like those Man eaters of Tsavo National Park.

The Kenya lion, Panthera Leo, needs no introduction. Those people who have seen the Lion King or have watched any of the numerous films set in Africa will be familiar with the Swahili name for Lion, "Simba".

Although these are one of the most well-known and easily seen and recognised of the big cats they are nevertheless, quite unusual. Most cats are essentially solitary but Lions are social, with 1 to 3 males living in a "pride" with a variable number of females. They have a complex social behaviour which includes elaborate greeting rituals.

Other Carnivores in Kenya

Bat Eared Fox

is a canid of the African savanna, named for its large ears. Fossil records show this canid to first appear during the middle Pleistocene, about 800,000 years ago. Bat-eared Foxes are mostly nocturnal animals that live in small groups consisting of mated pairs and Learn More


Serval Cats in Kenya

Serval Cats in Kenya are of many types but on this page we will concentrate much on the wild Kenya serval cats.The Serval, Leptailurus serval is a small cat which is about 45-55 cm high at the shoulder. It stalks its prey and then pounces on it from above. Learn More


Black Backed Jackal

The Black-backed Jackal, also known as the Silver-backed or Red Jackal , is a species of jackal which inhabits two areas of the African continent separated by roughly 900 km. One region includes the southern-most tip of the continent including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. r Learn More


The Kenyan Cheetah

One of the world's fastest land animals, the Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, is another solitary cat. It has a distinctive sleek, streamlined shape with long legs and a very flexible spine. This makes it ideally suited to taking its favourite prey, Thomson's Gazelle. Learn More


Kenya Leopard Carnivores

Kenya leopard is the most spectacular wild animal in Kenya. On this page we will guide you about Leopard as part of Animals in Kenya. Learn More


Kenya Lion

If you haven’t ever seen the lion, you are very unlucky. Kenya has the biggest number of lions in the whole of East Africa. Lions are in different sizes and structure. Learn More


The Spotted Hyena

The Spotted Hyena, Crocuta crocuta, is one of 2 Hyenas found in Kenya (the other being the shy, purely nocturnal Striped Hyena Hyaena hyaena) Learn More


The Striped Hyena,

he Striped Hyena, is a nocturnal and somewhat shy animal. It is active after sundown until around midnight when it rests. It is then active again just before dawnLearn More


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