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Kruger National Park: Biodiversity Statistics

Species Stats
Fish 53 species (includes 3 exotic species)
Birds 505 species
Amphibians 35 species
Reptiles 118 species
Plants: 1 990 taxa

Mosses – ±3
Ferns – ±32
Sedges – ±74
Aloes – ±18
Grasses – ±224
Trees and Shrubs – ±404
Others (herbs, lianes, succulents etc.) – 1 234

Mammals: 148 species including

- Insectivora (shrews etc) 9 species
- Chiroptera (bats) 42 "
- Primates 5 "
- Carnivora 27 "
- Perissodactyla 3 " (2 Rhinos, 1 zebra)
- Hyracoidea (dassies) 2 "
- Tubulidentata (aardvark) 1 "
- Proboscidae (elephant) 1 “
- Artiodactyla 26 " (2 pigs, 1 Giraffe, 1 Hippo, 22 antelopes)
- Pholidota (pangolin) 1 "
- Rodentia (rodents) 25 "
- Lagomorpha (hares) 3 "
- Macroscelidae (elephant shrews) 3 "


Most recent estimates (2010-2011) of the numbers of mammals:

Animals Numbers
Lion 1 620 - 1750
Leopard 1 000
Cheetah 120
Wild dog 120
Spotted hyena 5340
Elephant 13 750
Burchell's zebra 23 700 - 35 300
Hippopotamus 3 100
Warthog 3 100 - 5 700
Giraffe 6 800 - 10 300
Buffalo 37 130
Eland 460
Roan antelope 90
Sable antelope 290
Greater kudu 11 200 - 17 300
Nyala >300
Waterbuck 3 100 - 7 800
Reedbuck 300
Mountain reedbuck 150
Blue wildebeest 6 400 - 13 100
Tsessebe 220
Impala 132 300 - 176 400
Crocodile 4420

Please note:
  • For the species where a range of numbers is given eg. Impala, the population estimate for these species is between the two numbers. These species are counted with a sample survey giving us these ranges or confidence intervals.

 

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Did You Know?

  • There are almost 254 known cultural heritage sites in the Kruger National Park, including nearly 130 recorded rock art sites.

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