In Summary
  • The university has a nature park in the school which is open to the public.
  • The nature park is a gateway to wildlife with a variety of flowers, plants and a dense cover of trees.
  • Chances are very high that you will encounter a group of baboons loitering around.
  • The baboons are friendly to people because they have spent a lot of time 'interacting' with students.

Can you imagine learning alongside wild animals? For students at Multimedia University of Kenya, this is a daily reality.

Warthogs, baboons and monkeys are just but a few of the wild animals that a student is bound to encounter in pursuit of his or her studies. The reason is simple: the university is located next to the Nairobi National park so animals often stray into its lush green compound.

The university has a nature park in the school which is open to the public. The nature park is a gateway to wildlife with a variety of flowers, plants and a dense cover of trees.

Chances are very high that you will encounter a group of baboons loitering.

The baboons are friendly to people because they have spent a lot of time 'interacting' with students.

It is normal to have a monkey interrupting a class session at the university by scratching windows. The primates have made the place their home.

The nature park. PHOTO| BENJAMIN OPIYO

Early in the morning, they can be seen walking from the forest to areas occupied by students, such as, hostels, dining hall, business centre and classes.

They provide good entertainment to students and staff, thanks to their tree hopping antics though sometimes they are an insurance when they grab fruits from people.

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