Found between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range, Mikumi is the fourth largest national park in Tanzania with fauna that includes many species characteristic of the African savannah. According to local guides at Mikumi, the chances of seeing a lion who climbs a tree trunk is larger than in Manyara (famous for being one of the few places where the lions exhibit this behavior). The park contains a subspecies of giraffe that biologists consider the link between the Masai giraffe and the reticulated or Somali giraffe. Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, impala, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests, and buffaloes.
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