Among these are more than 5,500 elephants and 4,000 Nile lechwe
, a threatened antelope that's endemic to the region.
The Eastern Cape offers the greatest variety of game, with the East Cape kudu, Cape bushbuck, Cape grysbok, lechwe
, bush-pig, and caracal being some of the East Cape's specialty species.
Elsewhere in the park, there are 18 baby meerkats, 13 red lechwe
antelope fawns, 11 bison calves, six elanS S d antelope calves and six baby baboons.
On the way back to camp we saw African fish eagles diving for bream, lily trotters hopping along the lily pads, crocodiles sunning themselves on small islands and large groups of red lechwe
antelope running through the swamp.
However, this idea has received little support from other studies of fallow deer and of the only other well-studied lekking ungulates, kob (Kobus kob) and lechwe
(Kobus leche) (Balmford et al.
The animals that can be hunted include the Hippopotamus, Crocodile, Sable, Lechwe
, Eland, Elephant, Kudu, Impala, Warthog, Oryx, Klipspringer, Leopard, Roan Antelope, Spotted Hyena, Blue Wildebeest, Duiker, Steenbok, Buffalo, Giraffe and the Hartmann Zebra.
The landscape covers parts of Jonglei, Eastern Equatoria, and Central Equatoria states, supporting an abundance of wildlife species, including elephants, giraffe, elands, oryx, lions, wild dog, buffalo, and the endemic, endangered antelope species Nile Lechwe
This year's new arrivals included more baboons, wallabies, bison, ankole cattle, red lechwe
and eland antelope and Pere David's deer.
Visitors can also see a baby camel, bison calves, baby ankole cattle, red lechwe
antelope fawns and eland antelope calves.
It is rich in game with large herds of Red Lechwe
, puku, Defassa Waterbuck, Lichstenstein's Hartebeest and Roan Antelope.
Among them are fallowdeer, rhea, hunting dogs, tigers, lions, axis deer, emu, wallabies, blackbuck, nilgai, Pere David's deer, forest buffalo, bongo, oryx, wildebeest, cape buffalo, ankole cattle, baboons, zebras, camels, guanaco, bison, eland, white rhino, ostrich, red lechwe
, sitatunga, giraffe, meerkats, otters, and Red River hogs.
Obviously iconic and valuable species such as rhinos and elephants are being killed for very specific and lucrative items but there are numerous other animals such as the Bontebok, Lechwe
, Civets as well as birds and lizards that are regularly killed and/ or trafficked by the international criminal syndicates involved in wildlife trafficking.