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Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Nairobi National Park
Map showing the location of Nairobi National Park
Location of Nairobi National Park
Location Kenya
Nearest city Nairobi
Coordinates view on map
Area 117.21 km2 (45.26 sq mi) kmĀ²
Established 1946
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Services

Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya. Established in 1946, the national park was Kenya's first. It is located approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, with an electric fence separating the park's wildlife from the metropolis. Nairobi's skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The proximity of urban and natural environments has caused conflicts between the animals and local people and threatens animals' migration routes.

Still, despite its proximity to civilisation and relative small size for an African national park, Nairobi National Park boasts 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.

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