KWS installs tracking devices for elephants and rhinos in Maasai Mara

Tourists watch a herd of wildebeest run through a field during the annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. KWS rangers and the Narok County government have started a joint operation to install tracking devices on elephants and rhinos in the reserve. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Already, 10 elephants have been fitted with collars around their necks and tracking devices fixed on the horns of eight rhinos in the last three days.
  • Mr Omondi said data collected will be used in making decisions about wildlife conservation at the local and global levels.
  • The exercise is being undertaken by KWS veterinary officers, rangers and officers trained in animal husbandry.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers and the Narok County government have started a joint operation to install tracking devices on elephants and rhinos in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve amid growing concern over poaching.

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