In case you may have missed it, please check out my previous blog about Haller Park titled: Haller Park, ‘Terraforming’ A Quarry Wasteland (Part 1)
When it was opened to the public in 1984, Haller Park was known as Bamburi Nature Trail. In 1999 it was named for the brains behind the area’s transformation, Dr. Rene Haller. In addition to the restored area, Haller Park is also home to a tilapia fish farm, which produces 45 tons of fish annually. [src]. The tilapia produced is also used to feed the resident crocodiles. The park goes through great lengths to be as self sustaining as possible.
In part 2, we’ll take a look at some more animals I discovered in the park.
Here’s a short video about the story of Owen and Mzee:
If you make it to Mombasa, I highly recommend paying Haller Park a visit. If you’re interested in supporting the valuable environmental efforts of the Haller Foundation, please go to http://haller.org.uk/get-involved/donate/.
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