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Did the translocation of elephants into Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve backfire?

Translocation of elephants from Narok North into Maasai Mara was on the Kenya Wildlife Service’s (KWS) agenda during September. According to the KWS, as of a few days ago phase one is complete and a huge success.  But how does … Continue reading

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This week something good happened for Kenya’s elephants

Kenya and six other African nations took an official stand against ivory poaching. The Kenya Wildlife Service designated Monday as the first ever “African Elephant Law Enforcement Day” followed by an assortment of celebratory events that ended Wednesday with the … Continue reading

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Elephant extermination

Once again, I hear about another massacre of elephants in Kenya. This time a family. These poachers, these so-called humans cutting up elephants for ivory, destroying families, creating more orphans for Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s orphanage to take care of, should … Continue reading

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What’s a Hirola? The Kenya Wildlife Service knows it well

They are antelope, also called Hunters Hartebeest. The flighty, caramel colored creatures have impala-like horns and their unusual facial markings give them an appearance of wearing  sunglasses.                                            Their present home range is off the main tourist drag in areas that … Continue reading

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The Kenya Wildlife Service has a Knack for Organizing Innovative Events to Aid Conservation

Last weekend the Kenya Wildlife Service hosted their annual wheelbarrow race in Hell’s Gate National Park, aptly named “To Hell’s Gate on a Wheelbarrow.” Hell’s Gate was named after a narrow break in the cliffs. But where “hell” came from … Continue reading

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