This is certainly
not a comprehensive list of the larger herbivores of the Kruger National
Park, but merely an indication as to which larger mammals are
associated most frequently with the different Landscapes.
The Kruger National Park. A History. Vol. III, 2007 by Salomon
1. Lowveld Sour
Bushveld of Pretoriuskop
Sable Antelope - the highest concentration in the southern KNP.
Common Reedbuck - highest density in the KNP.
White Rhino, Eland, Tsessebe and the rare Lichtenstein's
Hartebeest were reintroduced into this landscape.
2. Malelane Mountain
Mountain Reedbuck - only viable population in the KNP.
Grey Rhebok were introduced to the mountain plateaus.
White Rhino and Klipspringer are also common in this
collinum/Combretum zeyheri Woodland
White Rhino, Sable Antelope and Kudu occur in high
4. Thickets of the
Impala occur in high concentrations.
Elephant, Kudu, Warthog, Grey Duiker, and Giraffe are also common.
5. Combretum spp./Terminalia
Sable Antelope are highly concentrated in the north. Tsessebe
favor the northern regions of this landscape. Elephant,
Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, White Rhino and Impala are common.
6. Combretum/Mopani Woodland of
Sable Antelope - one of 3 populations in the KNP.
Elephants seasonally abundant and Buffalo are common.
welwitschii Thickets on Karoo Sediments
Elephants in the woodlands and thickets are common.
Rhino are attracted to the more open aspects.
Zebra and Wildebeest occur in large numbers during the
rainy season to the lush grass. High densities of Impala,
Kudu, Giraffe, Warthog and Buffalo are common.
Introduced Black Rhino also occurs.
Same species as for Landscape 13 occur here.
birrea/Acacia nigrescens Savanna
Preferred habitat of the largest of the three major
populations of Wildebeest and Zebra in the KNP. Large
numbers of Impala, Kudu, Giraffe and Buffalo occur here.
Major population of Tsessebe and scattered herds of Sable
Antelope as well as significant numbers of White Rhino.
19. Thornveld on Gabro
Impala, Wildebeest, and Zebra occur in large numbers. Few
scattered herds of Roan Antelope also present.
Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest (on the plateau), Giraffe,
Kudu, Impala, Klipspringer, and Warthog are common.
Scattered herds of Sable Antelope and Tsessebe also
occur, as well as White and Black Rhino that were
reintroduced to this Landscape.