Samburu Game Reserve is located in Kenya’s Rift Valley, in the southeastern section of Samburu County. It is separated from the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve to the south by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The reserve is rich in wildlife, including the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, and Beisa Oryx, which are all uncommon northern specialized species (Also referred as Samburu Special). With a minimum of 900 elephants, the reserve is also popular. The presence of large predators such as the lion, leopard, and cheetah is a major draw (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Sightings of wild dogs are also a popular draw to this unusual protected region. There are about 450 species of birds recorded. A variety of riverine woodland species supplement the arid northern bush country birds. Both the Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are globally endangered species that use the reserve. In the reserve, there are five species that are considered vulnerable. African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle, and Yellow-billed Ox-pecker are among these birds. CITIES – Critically Endangered Species In the reserve, the pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) can be found in the reserve.