17 of the Coolest Animals on Mount Kenya

Three years ago, I went on an expedition on Mount Kenya to resurvey mammals from an expedition Teddy Roosevelt led over 100 years ago. Around this time, we checked our first camera traps. During the trek, I hardly saw any mammals, only monkeys and a flash of a duiker or a bushbuck. Yet, camera traps tell a very different story. Camera traps are amazing because they are triggered by heat and motion, so whenever an animal walks by, it takes their photo (Reconyx is my brand of choice). Here are some of my favorite photos from our trek to the top!

  1. Central African Large-spotted Genet

Central African Large-spotted Genet
Central African Large-spotted Genet

2. Common Duiker

Common Duiker
Common Duiker

3. African Buffalo

African Buffalo
African Buffalo crossing a creek.
African Buffalo
African Buffalo

4. Aardvark

Aardvark
Aardvark

5. Blue Monkey

Read more on Blue Monkey – A Monkey that Looks Like an Owl

Blue Monkey
Blue Monkey
Blue monkey
Blue Monkey

6. Spotted Hyena

Spotted hyena
Spotted hyena
Spotted hyena
Spotted hyena

7. Slender Mongoose

Slender mongoose
Slender mongoose

8. Crested Porcupine

Crested Porcupine
Crested Porcupine

9. Bushbuck

Read more on Bushbuck – A Striking Antelope.

Bushbuck
Bushbuck

10. Bushpig

Bushpig
Bushpig

11. African Savanna Elephant

African savanna elephant
African savanna elephant
African savanna elephant
African savanna elephant

13. Serval

Serval
Serval
Serval
Serval

14. Common Eland

Common Eland
Common Eland
Common Eland
Common Eland

15. Zorilla

Zorilla
Zorilla

16. Rock Hyrax

Rock Hyrax
Rock Hyrax

17. Leopard

Leopard
Leopard
Leopard
Leopard
Leopard
Leopard
Leopard
Leopard

Which photo is your favorite? Comment below!

If you ever get a chance to go to Mount Kenya, make sure you check out my expedition post. It includes a advice on what to wear and never forget your Kingdon’s Field Guide to Mammals.

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