Eight endangered black rhinos die in botched relocation in Kenya

July 13, 2018 5:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala has confirmed that eight black rhinos died while being transported between two national parks. The rhinos, part of a critically endangered species, died at Tsavo East National Park. Initial investigations by Kenya Wildlife Service showed the rhinos died of salt poisoning after drinking water at their new habitat. The relocation of rhinos has now been halted. The rhinos were among 14 that the KWS began moving in June from the capital Nairobi to Tsavo East. In May, three black rhinos were killed in Kenya’s Meru National Park by poacher, a growing concern among conservationist.

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