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Meru National Park Kenya
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Meru National Park

The Meru region is some 217 miles north-west of Nairobi. The area used to suffer from intensive poaching, but the Kenyan government decided to start afresh with the park, helped by the French development agency l'Agence Française de Développement. The nature reserve was created in 1999 over an area measuring 336 square miles and features a variety of different animal species, including zebras, Grevy's zebras, gerenuks, crocodiles and even reticulated giraffes. The hippopotamuses are very fond of the River Tana in the south of the park. The film 'Born Free' was filmed on the reserve, recounting the story of Joy and George Adamson, a couple made famous by raising a young lioness before setting it free into the wild.

Meru National Park

Meru National Park , Zebras drinking in Meru National Park , Kenya
Zebras drinking in Meru National Park

A group of zebras quench their thirst along the Tana river.

© Bill Gozansky - age fotostock
Meru National Park , A lioness and her cub , Kenya
A lioness and her cub

A lioness carries her cub across the grassland in Meru National Park.

© Sergei Uriadnikov / 123RF
Meru National Park , Crocodiles, Meru National Park , Kenya
Crocodiles, Meru National Park

Feeding time for a group of crocodiles.

© ImageSource/ Age Fotostock
Meru National Park , Giraffe, Meru National Park , Kenya
Giraffe, Meru National Park

A lone giraffe makes its way across Meru National Park.

© Marat Roytman / 123RF
Meru National Park , Antelope, Meru National Park , Kenya
Antelope, Meru National Park

Antelopes are a common sight in Kenya's national parks.

© Mhgallery / 123RF
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