A Diversity of Animals
Kenya possesses a remarkable variety of globally important and valuable animal species. These include birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates
Large mammals
Large herbivores and carnivores are the most visible of animals across the Kenyan landscape, with abundance corresponding to rainfall.
Smaller mammals
Kenya has 250 small mammal species distributed in eight orders: Afrosoricida(2 spp.), Macroscelidea (5 spp.), Hyracoidea (4 spp.), Rodentia (95 spp.), Lagomorpha (3 spp.), Erinaceomorpha (1 spp.), Soricomorpha (37 spp.) and Chiroptera (103 spp).
Though less visible than large mammals, Kenya’s small mammals are diverse and abundant.