Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tsavo National Park, East Africa

The largest African national park is the Tsavo National Park in the East African country of Kenya. The park is one of the world's richest wildlife reserves.

Tsavo National Park lies in southern Kenya. The park is slightly larger than the country of Israel. It consists of dry plains covered with tropical grasses and scrub. Strips of woodland grow along river banks. There are also long, rocky ridges and lonely outcrops of rock.

Visitors come from all over the world to see the park's many wild mammals and birds. Lions, leopards and cheetah hunt antelope such as gerenuk, eland and waterbuck. Giraffes, black rhinos and herds of elephants range through the scrub.

There are hundreds of species of birds. They include great eagles, tiny sunbirds, stately herons, colorful weavers and starlings. There are also eight kinds of hornbill. These are birds with huge beaks.

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