Fauna and Flora of Crescent Island

Crescent Island has an abundance of animal and plant species. Whether an avid animal or plant lover or just an interested novice you will find something to excite you. 

The tables below are very incomplete but will give you a small idea of the number of the species to be found on Crescent Island, Naivasha.

Crescent Island also has wonderful views of the surrounding Naivasha Lake, Mt Longonot, Hells Gate and the distance peaks of the Aberdares.

Animals

ANIMAL English
ANIMAL Swahili
May '15  Game Count
GESTATION
No. Of YOUNG
LIFE (Average)
Giraffe (Masai)
Twiga
28
15 months One
20 - 25 years
Hippopotamus - Hippo
Kiboko
19
8 months One
45 years
Buffalo
Nyati
31
11 months One
25 years
Waterbuck (Defassa)
Kuro
31
15 months One
8 - 9 years
Wildebeest (Grey Bearded)
Nyumbu
118
8 - 9 months One
15 years
Zebra (Burchells)
Punda milia
97
13 months One
20 years
Impala
Swalapala
124
9 months One
15 years
Thompsons Gazelle - Tommy
Swala Tomi
217
8 - 9 months One
10 years
Grants Gazelle - Grant
Swala Granti
9
8 - 9 months One
12 years
Bat Eared Fox
Bweha Masigio
16
2 months Two - Five
6 years
Dik Dik (Kirks)
Dikidiki
12
6 months One
10 years
Bushbuck
Pongo
2
15 months One
20 years
Spring Hare - Jack Rabbit
Kamendegere
8
2 1/2 months One - Two
20 years
Vervet Monkey
Tumbili
16
6 - 7 months One
20 years
Python (Rock)
Snake - Nyoka
2
2+ months 20 - 50 Eggs
25 years
Mongoose (White Tailed)
Nguchiro
3
2+ months One - Three
8 years
Hyena (Spotted)
Fisi madoa
4
4 months One - Four
20 years
Leopard
Chui
0
3 1/2 months One - Four
20 years
Jackal (Sliver Backed)
Bweha
2
2 1/2 months One - Three
12 years