Samburu County Receives Two Black Rhinos


Samburu County Receives Two Black Rhinos
Two Black Rhinos at a Samburu conservancy. PHOTO | FILE

Mr Leshakwet, the Samburu County Tourism Executive Committee (CEC) chair led his team in receiving the animals and thereafter dedicating them to God.

Mr Leshakwet expressed optimism that the two rhinos will boost tourism in the county, urging investors and tourists to visit the area.

“We expect 20 rhinos in Sera Conservancy and are happy to receive the animals because the last time a rhino was seen here was over 20 years ago,” Richard Lemarkat ,a senior Samburu warden remarked.

Kenya wildlife will work hand in hand with the community to ensure the safety of the rhinos.

Mr Philip Lesuyai, a senior wildlife officer said 100 scouts will care for the animals and will be assisted by KWS officers.

Moreover, he hoped that the population of the rhinos would increase to as many as they were previously, before being killed by the poachers.

Rhinos from the Lewa Conservancy disappeared from Samburu in the 1970’s.

 

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