Everyone seems to be fascinated by the carnivores, but here are five amazing herbivores to watch out for in Kenya.
Famous throughout the world for their peculiar appearance, giraffes are the tallest terrestrial animals on earth, known for their long necks and distinct coloring. A full-grown giraffe can reach 18 feet, and they thrive in Kenya thanks to their ability to co-exist with cattle and spreading farmland.
These majestic creatures have a lifespan of up to 40 years and can weigh up to three tons. They come in two species, the common white rhino and the increasingly rare black rhino. Black rhinos suffered a drastic drop in population, with less than 4,000 left in the wild.
Contrary to popular belief, these large flightless birds do not stick their heads in the sand when threatened. In fact, they have been known to give powerful kicks when cornered, so don’t let their goofy look fool you. Ostriches are the largest birds in the world, laying the largest eggs, and also have the fastest land speed of any bird, reaching speeds up to 43 mph.
Surprisingly, the most dangerous animal in Africa is not the lion, but the cape buffalo. They often group together in dangerous herds, attacking anything that is a threat to their young. It is also the only animal known to stalk and kill humans that have been wounded. Out of all the Big Five, it is said the cape buffalo has killed the most hunters.
Perhaps the most iconic animal of Kenya, the African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal, reaching 14 feet tall, 30 feet wide and weighing up to six tons. These animals have a keen sense of smell, memory and social structure, attributed to be the only animal that can recognize another even after death.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
There are many different ways to consume the news in today’s world. Traditional newspapers have become a thing of the past with more and more people choosing to get news from digital outlets. In the age of technology, the issue that arises is there are so many different websites and news outlets to gather information. It’s difficult at times for consumers to figure out which app or website gives them the information most important or relevant to them.
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