oa African Zoology - Microclimate and animal life in the equatorial mountains

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Information regarding the microclimate of the East African high mountains is fragmentary and it is only Mount Kenya that can provide us with any real detail (Hedberg 1963, 1964; Coe 1967). The point where the montane forest zone gives way to the moorland and alpine zones falls between an altitude of 10,000 and 11,000 feet (3,049-3,354 m.) depending on the aspect being considered. It is these moorland and alpine areas that will be the main subject of this paper for it is here that animals at ground level are most susceptible to the alpine climate.

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