Mammal List

MAMMAL CHECKLIST

Below is a list of the mammalian species seen in the Mara Triangle from magnificent African elephant to adorable dwarf mongoose. Click on the name to find out more about each species.

Swine

Warthog Phacochoerus africanus

Giraffe

Masai Giraffe Giraffe camelopardalis tippelskirchi

Hippopotamuses

Common Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius

Dwarf Antelopes

Kirk’s Dik-Dik Madoqua kirkii
Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus
Oribi Ourebia ourebi

Gazelles

Thomson’s Gazelle Gazella thomsonii
Grant’s Gazelle Gazella granti

Reedbucks and Kobs

Common Reedbuck Redunca arundinum
Defassa Waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa

Horse Antelopes

Coke’s Hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii
Topi Damaliscus lunatus jimela
White-bearded Wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus

Impala

Impala Aepyceros melampus

Spiral-horned Antelopes

Bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus
Common Eland Tragelaphus (Taurotragus) oryx

Wild Cattle

African Buffalo Syncerus caffer

Rhinoceroses

Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis

Zebras and Asses

Common Zebra Equus burchellii

Elephants

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Hyraxes

Bush Hyrax Heterohyrax brucei

Aardvark

Aardvark Orycteropus afer

Pangolins

Cape Pangolin Manis temminckii

Genets and Civets

Common Genet Genetta genetta

Mongooses

Slender Mongoose Herpestes sanguineus
Egyptian Mongoose Herpestes ichneumon
Marsh Mongoose Atilax paludinosus
White-tailed Mongoose Ichneumia albicauda
Dwarf Mongoose Helpgale parvula
Banded Mongoose Mungos mungo

Hyenas

Spotted Hyena Hyaena hyaena
Aardwolf Proteles cristatus

Cats

African Wildcat Felis libyca
Serval Felis (Leptaillurus) serval
Caracal Felis (Caracal) caracal
Leopard Panthera pardus
Lion Panthera leo
Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus

Foxes, Jackals and Dogs

Bat-eared Fox Otocyon magalotis
Black-backed Jackal Canis mesomelas
Side-striped Jackal Canis adustus
African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Weasels

Striped Polecat / Zorilla Ictonyx striatus
Honey Badger / Ratel Mellivora capensis

Bushbabies

cLesser Bushbaby Galago senegalensis

Monkeys and Baboons

Syke’s Monkey / Blue Monkey Cercopithecus mitis
Copper-tailed Monkey / Red-tailed Monkey Cercopithecus ascanius
Vervet Monkey Cercopithecus aethiops
Olive Baboon Papio cynocephalus anubis

Bats

Straw-colored Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum
Yellow-winged Bat Eidolon helvum

Hares and Rabbits

African Hare Lepus capensis

Squirrels

Kenyan Tree Squirrel Paraxerus ochraceus

Springhare

Springhare Pedetes capensis

Old World Porcupine

Southern African Crested Porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis

Rats and Mice

Four-striped Grass Mouse Rhabdomys pumilio
Savanna Giant Pouched Rat Cricetomys gambianus
Greater Cane Rat Thryonomys swinderianus

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