Kruger National Park


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Kruger National Park,

game reserve, c.8,000 sq mi (20,720 sq km), Limpopo and Mpumalanga, NE South Africa. One of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries, it has almost every species of game found in southern Africa. In its rivers are found hippopotamuses and crocodiles; everywhere countless varieties of birds can be seen. Vegetation in the park ranges from savanna to dense brush. Tourists driving along the park's extensive (c.5,000-mi/13,000-km) road system can observe the animals at close quarters. The park was originally founded as the Sabi Game Reserve (1898) by Paul KrugerKruger, Paul
(Stephanas Johannes Paulus) , 1825–1904, South African Transvaal statesman, known as Oom Paul. As a child he accompanied (1836) his family northward from the Cape Colony in the Great Trek that was eventually to cross the Vaal River and establish the
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; it was enlarged and made a national park in 1926. In 2002 it became part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which encompasses parklands in South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.

Kruger National Park

 

a park in Africa, in the Republic of South Africa. Located in the eastern Transvaal along the border with Mozambique, between the Crocodile and Limpopo rivers. From north to south it is 340 km long. It was created in 1898 as a natural preserve by the president of the Transvaal, P. Kruger. It has been a national park since 1926; its area is over 1.8 million hectares (1971). The Olifants and Sabi rivers divide it into three parts: the northern, central (the highest concentration of wild animals in the world), and southern. The principal type of vegetation is park savanna. The park contains the characteristic fauna of southeastern Africa, including the elephant, hippopotamus, white rhinoceros, giraffe, lion, leopard, crocodile, and 17 species of antelope. There are more than 400 species of birds.

Kruger National Park

a wildlife sanctuary in NE South Africa: the world's largest game reserve. Area: over 21 700 sq. km (8400 sq. miles)
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