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Nairobi National Park Established in 1946, the National park was Kenya's first. It is located approximately 7 kilometres south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city Nairobi, with an electric fence separating the park's wildlife from the metropolis. Nairobi's skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The Park is the only National park in a Capital City in the World, boasting a large and varied wildlife population. Migrating herbivores gather in the park during the dry season, and it is one of Kenya's most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries. Other Species found in the park include African buffalo, baboon, black rhinoceros, Burchell's zebra, cheetah, Coke's hartebeest, Grant's gazelle, hippopotamus, leopard, lion, gazelle, eland, impala, Maasai giraffe, ostrich, vulture, and waterbuck. Nairobi National Park is the main tourist attraction for visitors to Nairobi. Visitor attractions include the park's diverse bird species, cheetah, hyena, leopard, and lion. Other attractions are the wildebeest and zebra migrations in July and August, the Ivory Burning Site Monument, Nairobi Safari Walk and animal orphanage. Inhabitants of Nairobi and thousands of African children on school field trips visit the park each week. The savannah ecosystem comprise of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland dry forest and a permanent river with a riverine forest. To the south are the Athi-Kapiti Plains and Kitengela migration corridor which are important wildlife dispersal areas during the rainy season. Man-made dams within the park have added a further habitat, favorable to certain species of birds and other aquatic biome.

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