By Philip Briggs
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Elephants are lively sixteen to twenty hours an afternoon, consuming, ingesting, bathing or traveling looking for nutrition – they could consume as much as 150kg (330lb) of plants in 24 hours. iStockphoto Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) This large mammal (up to 2,000kg/2 plenty) is located in so much of Kenya’s huge rivers and lakes, in herds of 10 or extra presided over via a dominant male, who defends his territory fiercely. Hippos’ pores and skin is particularly skinny and has no sweat glands – this means that they could simply dehydrate and overheat, so that they spend the day submerged in water, usually with purely their eyes, ears and nostrils displaying. Evenings and early mornings are the time to work out them on land, after they stick to well-worn trails to and from their nocturnal grazing. © Ariadne Van Zandbergen Square-lipped rhino (Ceratotherium simum) This cumbersome and peaceful grazer is popularly referred to as the white rhino, a reputation that derives from the Dutch weit (wide) and refers back to the sq. lips that allow it to crop grass so successfully. It was rated as severely Endangered at the IUCN pink record, yet extensive conservation efforts in South Africa suggest it really is now very common there. even though no longer local to Kenya, brought populations have thrived at Lake Nakuru and Laikipia, the place the white rhino is extra conspicuous than the indigenous black rhino. © Ariadne Van Zandbergen Hook-lipped rhino (Diceros bicornis) Also often called the black rhino, this severely Endangered sizeable has been poached for its horn of compressed hair, that's used as an aphrodisiac in Asia and as a dagger deal with in Yemen. linked to dense thickets, it browses at the foliage with its muscular hooked higher lip. notwithstanding solitary, it does occasionally assemble in transitority teams, and a calf will stick with its mom for as much as 4 years. Kenya is the world’s moment greatest black rhino stronghold, and sightings are kind of most likely in Meru, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo and the Laikipia Plateau. © Ariadne Van Zandbergen Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) Africa’s merely species of untamed livestock, the buffalo is a seriously outfitted bovid (up to 150cm/5ft on the shoulder), with really brief, stocky legs. huge ears fringed with hair hold less than titanic curved horns which meet in a vital boss. it's gregarious, dwelling in herds from a couple of dozen to a number of thousand in quantity, even though it's not strange to come across lone bulls (which should be dangerous). It commonly grazes at evening, and beverages within the early morning and overdue afternoon, spending the day resting or chewing the cud. © Ariadne Van Zandbergen Eland (Taurotragus oryx) Africa’s biggest antelope (up to 180cm/6ft on the shoulder), the eland is cattle-like in construct, with a wide dewlap and comparatively brief spiral horns. Its fawn coat occasionally has high quality white stripes at the aspects. The eland is frequently universal in grassland habitats, residing in nomadic herds of 20 or extra, however it is shy and will be tricky to strategy. it's lively either diurnally and nocturnally, yet spends extra time feeding at evening within the most well liked months.