An invasive species on Mount Kilimanjaro is humans. People have built trails and villages, have polluted around and on the mountain etc. These kinds of things ruin the ecosystem, even in the slightest way. Humans being an invasive species was an accident because the population grew so much in so little time that they had to find places to live.
An endangered species on Mount Kilimanjaro is the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey. This monkey can be found at the bottom of the mountain in the forests. Using HIPPCO, this monkey is endangered because of H, habitat destruction. Their habitat is being destroyed by humans, making room for the new trails and housing/villages, deforestation is a huge problem. Another reason is the I, invasive species, the humans. And lastly, this species is known to the locals as bad luck, if people see them on their farms or near their homes, they are likely to be killed. This in a way represents the O in HIPPCO, overharvesting.
The Blue Monkey
The Blue Monkey is one of the more common species on Mount Kilimanjaro. They spend most of their time in the trees and eating from the highest branches. Their long tail helps them balance when jumping from tree to tree and also helps them hang on to the branches when trying to reach food.
The Four Striped Grass Mouse
The Four Stripped Grass Mouse spends most of their time on the forest floor, scavenging for nuts or seeds that have fallen from above. Their long tails help them balance while running fast. Their large ears are key to survival because they can hear predators coming from at thirty feet away. Their long whiskers also help them sense where they are on the ground in places that they can't see.
The Bush Pig
The Bush Pig is a very common animal on Mount Kilimanjaro. Their feet and toes help them dig up small insects and grubs from deep in the ground. Not only that but their large snouts help them sniff around for the best food as well as helping them find the best places to dig. Their large ears help them hear the smallest of things as well.
helichrysum meyeri johannis
This plant can live in cold and warm conditions but usually only blooms fully when it is above freezing, though there is some exceptions. This plant thrives in sunlight but has also adapted to surviving in shadier areas. This plant has been found all around and on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Ferns have very thick roots that bury deep underground to support the plant even in the hardest conditions. These roots also contain and protect the plant tissues that are responsible for moving nutrients around the plant, as well as store energy. This makes the ferns protected by most severe weather and even forest fires.