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Description: Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It covers 18,989 square km (7,332 sq mi) and extends 350 km (217 mi) from north to south and 60 km (37 mi) from east to west.
To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are the two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. In the north is, and to the east is Mozambique. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonareshou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.
The park is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area designated by the United Nations Education and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve (the \"Biosphere\").
The Kruger National Park is divided into six eco-systems: Baobab sandveld, Mopane scrub, Lebombo knobthorn-marula bushveld, mixed acacia thicket, Combretum-silver clusterleaf woodland on granite and riverine forest. Altogether it has roughly 1,982 species of plants.
Out of the 517 species of birds found at Kruger, 253 are residents, 117 non-breeding migrants, and 147 nomads.
Kruger houses 114 species of reptile, including 3000 crocodiles.
All the Big Five game animals are found at Kruger National Park, which has more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve (at 147 species). There are webcams set up to observe the wild life. As of 2009, the park has counted approximately: 27,000 African Buffalo, 350 African Hunting dogs, 350 Black Rhinoceros , 4,509 White Rhinoceros , 17,797 Burchell’s Zebras , 500 Bushbucks , 200 Cheetahs , 300 Common Eland , 5,114 Giraffes , 5,798 Greater Kudus , 3,000 Hippopotamus , 1,500 Lions , 1,000 Leopards , 2,000 Spotted Hyenas , 11,672 Elephants , 5,000 Waterbuck , 9,612 Blue Wildebeest , 90,000 Impalas.
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