Overkill: The plight of Africa’s wildlife

An elephant family in Tsavo East. PHOTO | JOHN FOX

What you need to know:

  • He went to the chimpanzee and rhino enclosures in the Ol Pejeta Conservatory – and he misinterprets the purpose of both.
  • He also visited animal orphanages at the Nairobi National Park and at the Mount Kenya Safari Club.
  • He explores the psychology that led to the overkill phenomenon. I’m not sure I agree with what he says about foxes and the “henhouse syndrome”.

The sub-title of James Clarke’s book, Overkill, is “The Race to Save Africa’s Wildlife”.

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