Kilimanjaro National Park is a Tanzanian national park, located 200 miles south of the equator  in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. The national park is located near the city of Moshi. The park includes the whole of Mount Kilimanjaro above the tree line and six forest corridors stretching down through the montane forest belt. It covers an area of 753 km2 (291 sq mi) from 2°45'–3°25'S, 37°00'–37°43'E. The park is administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority.
In the 1910s, Mount Kilimanjaro and its forests were declared a game reserve by the occupying German colonial government. In 1921 it was made a forest reserve. In 1973, the mountain above the tree line (about 2,700 m / 9,000 ft) was reclassified as a National Park and was opened to public access in 1977 by the Tanzanian government. The park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. In 2005 the park was extended to include the montane forest which was under Kilimanjaro Forest Reserve.
A variety of animals can be found in the park. Above the timberline, Kilimanjaro tree hyrax, a vulnerable species, common duiker and rodents are frequently encountered. Another vulnerable species, Abbott's duiker, is restricted to Kilimanjaro and some neighbouring mountains. In the montane forests among others, blue monkey, western black and white colobus, bushbaby, and leopards can be found.
The national park is the setting for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, as evidenced by Melman's sacrifice to Mount Kilimanjaro.
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