Three black rhinos die in Maasai Mara


Three black rhinos die in Maasai Mara
Two Black Rhinos at a Samburu conservancy. PHOTO | FILE

In Summary

  • The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has since launched investigations into the mysterious deaths of the rhinos; two adults and a calf.
  • Speaking to Citizen Digital, Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya alleged that the rhinos were killed by suspected poachers.

Three endangered black rhinos were on Wednesday reported dead in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya said the rhinos — two adults and a calf — were killed by suspected poachers.

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has since launched investigations into the mysterious deaths of the rhinos.

However, sources reported that the rhinos, said to belong to the same crash, may have consumed a poisonous plant or succumbed to natural causes.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve reportedly used to house 49 black rhinos.

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