Tracking elephants as new railway cuts Kenya

Conservationists fear the new train route slicing through the giant Tsavo national park will affect the movement of elephantsDangling from a helicopter with a high powered rifle, a Kenyan vet fires drugged darts at elephants to sedate them so they can be fitted with satellite collars. Ten minutes after the elephant is darted, the lumbering creature stumbles, and falls asleep. More than 12,000 elephants live in Tsavo Park, threatened daily by poaching, but also more recently, by the construction of a new high-speed railway linking Kenya's coast to the capital.

Animal and Pet News

April 18, 2016 6:47 am

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