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Scientific Services

Fauna and Flora


The flora of the Kruger National Park can best be described by the Ecozones classification of Jacana Media, 1999.

The Ecozone Map provides a more detailed scientific look at geology and landscape of the Kruger. The map is divided into colour-coded Ecozones to make it easier for visitors to find the many interesting plants and animals as they travel through the Park These zones are based on the 36 Landscapes described by Gertenbach in Koedoe 26 9-12 1983.


Annually, the Kruger Park’s scientists also conduct animal censuses in order to calculate Biodiversity Statistics. Read more about the Current Census Methodology as well as download examples of species maps below. You can also download the following species lists as PDF:

Alien Biota

The Invasive Species Unit in the Kruger National Park, conducts research according to specific Research objectives (PDF) and has accordingly developed a co-ordinated invasive alien species research programme.

Read more on Awareness Articles, Policies and Reports as well as a booklet (PDF) on the Alien Invasive Plants in the Kruger National Park . You are also welcome to download various Maps on the distribution of these invasive species.