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Lion pride in Serengeti National Park

 

Serengeti lions

 

Lioness

 

Lioness

 

Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)

 

Vervet Monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops)

 

A dagga boy! Angry caffer Cape Bufalo

 

Elephants, Tarangire NP

 

Coke's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii)

 

Western White-bearded Wildebeest

 

Plains Zebra, at the scratching stone

 

Zebra in the Crater

 

Serval hunting in the dusk

 

Serval with prey

 

Central African Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus)

 

Masai Giraffe seen between Manyara and Lake Natron

 

Nile Crocodile, Grumeti River

 

Leopard Tortoise

 

A fat, gnu-eating Nile Crocodile at Grumeti River

 

Nile Crocodile, Grumeti River

 

Cheetah, five brothers in Northern Serengeti NP

 

Tanzanian / East African Cheetah

 

I think this might be the Painted Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus picturatus)

 

Tropical House Gecko

 

Mwanza Flat-headed Rock Agama (Agama mwanzae) - female

 

Mwanza Flat-headed Rock Agama - male

 

Thomson's Gazelle, the most numerous gazelle on Serengeti

 

Scratching

 

Male East African Bohor Reedbuck

 

Bohor Reedbuck, Tarangire NP

 

Topi (Damaliscus topi)

 

East African Impala

 

Topi

 

Coke's Hartebeest

 

Hippo

 

Young Hippo yawning

 

Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula), Tarangire NP

 

Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea), Tarangire NP

 

The Banded Mongoose family and three Hamerkops (Scopus umbretta), Tarangire NP

 

Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo)

 

Female East African Impala

 

The smallest mammal seen, the African Grass Rat (Arvicanthis niloticus), I think

 

Black-lined Plated Lizard (Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus)

 

Rock Hyrax

 

Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax / Bush Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei), with one brown-spotted white individual

 

East African Defassa Waterbuck

 

My first Leopard observed in the wild, a classic Kodak moment ...

 

Leopard with fresh kill

 

Dragging its kill into a tree

 

The elephants did not agree with the leopard, and tried (in vain) to scare if off

 

Black Rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater. This is the Eastern Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis michaeli). It had a historical distribution from South Sudan, Ethiopia, down through Kenya into north-central Tanzania. Today, its range is limited primarily to Tanzania. To support the population in the area, from 1997 several individuals have been brought to the Ngorongoro Crater in an reintroduction effort

 

Olive Baboon

 

 

 

Patterson's Eland (Tragelaphus oryx pattersonianus)

 

Roberts' Gazelle (Gazella granti robertsi), found in Northern Tanzania generally west of the Rift Valley (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and a small part of Natron) to southern Kenya in Masai Mara and Loita Plains. The male's horns bend downward

 

A wolf? Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) in the Ngorongoro Crater. In 2015, this species was actually renamed the African Golden Wolf based on DNA analysis. This species is more closely related to the Grey Wolf than to the Asian Golden Jackal

 

African Golden Wolf hunting flamingos, Lake Magadi, Ngorongoro Crater

 

 

Black-Backed Jackal

 

Spotted Hyena

 

Lizard

 

Olive Baboon

 

Serengeti termites

 

Serengeti Matabele ants (Pachycondyla analis)

 

Possibly Brown Greater Bushbaby (Otolemur crassicaudatus), Zanzibar

 

I think this is the Senegal Bushbaby (Galago senegalensis), Lake Eyesi

 

Kirk's Dik-dik, Tarangire NP

 

Kirk's Dik-dik, Serengeti

 

At the hyenas den in the morning dusk, Serengeti NP

 

Spotted Hyena, Ngorongoro Crater

 

Below you will find a list of the animals I saw during the safari. I guess there were other species around that I also observed, for example smaller animals like rodents. They will eventually be added to the list as soon as I have time to look closer to all the photos.

 

Number

Species

Latin 

Location

1 African Elephant Loxodonta africana Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire
2 African Wildcat Felis silvestris lybica Serengeti
3 Banded Mongoose Mungos mungo Tarangire
4 Bat species Microchiroptera Serengeti
5 Black Rhino Diceros bicornis Ngorongoro Crater
6 Black-Backed Jackal Canis mesomelas Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
7 Blue Monkey Cercopithecus mitis Lake Manyara
8 Bohor Reedbuck Redunca redunca Serengeti
9 Brown Greater Bushbaby Otolemur crassicaudatus Zanzibar
10 Bush Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia Serengeti
11 Bush Rat Aethomys sp. Serengeti
12 Bushpig Potamochoerus larvatus Ngorongoro Crater
13 Cape Buffalo Syncerus caffer Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
14 Cape Hare Lepus capensis Serengeti
15 Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus  Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
16 Coke's Hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus cokei Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
17 Common Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia Serengeti
18 Defassa Waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus Serengeti
19 Eland Taurotragus oryx Tarangire
20 Golden Jackal / African Golden Wolf Canis aureus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
21 Grants Gazelle Gazella granti Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
22 Ground Squirrel Xerus inauris Serengeti
23 Hippo Hippopotamus amphibius Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara
24 Impala Aepyceros melampus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire
25 Kirk´s Dik-dik Madoqua kirkii Serengeti
26 Leopard Panthera pardus Serengeti
27 Lesser Bushbaby Galago moholi Lake Eyasi
28 Masai Lion Panthera leo Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire
29 Masai Giraffe Giraffa tippelskirchi Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire
30 Olive Baboon Papio ursinus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire
31 Plains Zebra Equus guagga boehmi Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
32 Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis Serengeti
33 Serval Leptailurus serval Serengeti
34 Slender Mongoose Herpestes sanguineus Tarangire
35 Southern Dwarf Mongoose Helogale parvula Tarangire
36 Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
37 Springhare Pedetes capensis Serengeti
38 Thomson´s Gazelle Gazella thompsoni Serengeti
39 Topi Damaliscus topi Serengeti
40 Vervet Monkey Cercopithecus aethiops Serengeti
41 Warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
42 Western White-Bearded Wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
43 Yellow-Spotted Rock Hyrax Heterohyrax brucei Serengeti