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Mammals of Menengai Caldera, Kenya

Mammal species recorded in the Menengai caldera during the study include; very many Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis), Tree hyraxes (Dendrohyrax arboreus), 2-3 troops of Olive baboons (Papio anubis), Black-faced Vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops), 10-12 Mountain (Chandlars) Reedbucks (Redunca fulvorfula), Common duikers (Sylvicapra grimmia) and steenboks (Raphicerus campestris) were occasionally seen. Seasonal Free-Tail bats, Ant bears African Hares, Porcupines, Kirks Dik diks (Madoqua kirkii), Spring Hares, Bush Squirrels, Tortoises and various rodents were also reported to be present in the caldera. A pair of Reedbucks in Menengai calderaOther small mammals recorded in the caldera include rodents such as mice and rats.
The carnivorous family/category that was reported by the local community comprised of 4-6 Leopards (Panthera pardus), Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta), Small Spotted Genet (Genetta felina) , African Civet (Civettictis civetta), Slender Mongoose (Herpestes sanguineus), African wild cat (Felius catus) and Honey Badger. In 1962 six Rothschilds Giraffe (Giraffe camelopardalis rothschild) were introduced into the caldera from Soy Ranch by Elsa Wildlife Trust. They thrived and bred and were a total of 18 at one time. In the year 2000, no further females were brought in and the remaining six males died with the final one dying in 2009. Also, six of Jacksons hartebeest that were introduced in 1960s bred until 1967 but were subjected to hunting, poaching, disease and accidents and have all died.


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The following is a breakdown of charges at Menengai Crater's Gate.
1. Adults Residents ( Including East Africa ) Kes 400
2. Adult Non-Residents (Including non East Africa) Kes 600
3. Child  Non Residents kes 150
4. Child Residents kes 100
5. School Groups kes 50
6. Vehicle (Free)
7. Tour Guide (Day) Kes 1000
Contact: Forester, Kenya Forest Service, Menengai Forest Station.
The above rates are subject to revision

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