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Lake Turkana National Parks
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Lake Turkana National Parks

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Kenya
Best of: Parks, Lake, Wildlife
Description:
The most saline of Africa's large lakes, Turkana is an outstanding laboratory for the study of plant and animal communities. The three National Parks serve as a stopover for migrant waterfowl and are major breeding grounds for the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus and a variety of venomous snakes. The Koobi Fora deposits, rich in mammalian, molluscan and other fossil remains, have contributed more to the understanding of paleo-environments than any other site on the continent.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Lake Turkana National Parks", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.