Nairobi ● Wed, September 28 2022
Kenya’s worst drought in four decades has killed almost 2 percent of the world’s rarest zebra in three months, and 25 times more elephants than normal over the same period.
It is starving Kenya’s famed wildlife of normal food sources out in the open and driving them into deadly conflict with people as they roam wider, to the edges of towns and villages, in a desperate search for sustenance.
Without interventions to protect wildlife, or if the approaching rainy season fails again, animals in many parts of the East African country could face an existential crisis, conservationists say.
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