Translocation of Rhinos to Tsavo East National Park proofs tragic after 7 rhinos die

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH JULY 2018-The process of translocating Rhinos from Nairobi National park   To Tsavo East National Park carried out last week has proofed tragic after 7 out of 14 reportedly died after the exercise .

Sources  within Kenya Wild  life services   confirmed the deaths, but did not offer more details, only saying that they all died in Tsavo under unclear circumstances.


Of the 14 Black Rhinos, eight were from Nairobi National Park while six were from Lake Nakuru National Park.

KWS is yet to issue an official statement on the matter after last week’s major publicity it gave to the exercise.

The translocation exercise was launched at the Ivory Burning site here in Nairobi by Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.

The exercise was part of the broader plan in partnership with Wild Wide Fund for Nature-Kenya (WWF-K) to create more secure space with suitable habitat for the rhinos.


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