KWS handed the tusks of dead elephants near Masai Mara

Two elephants were discovered dead at Olarro conservancy in Narok West Sub-County close to the world-well known Masai Mara Game Reserve. This has brought the total deaths to five since the start of this year.

Affirming the occurrence, William Hofmeyr Olarro Conservancy General Manager said the conservancy officers who were on their normal duty saw the carcases of the two elephants.

“The two deaths were discovered at various areas of the conservancy by our officers and the local community. The two bodies had their tusks flawless and had no unmistakable wounds,” said Hofmeir in the report.

The authority indicated that the elephant passings could be because of harming through utilization of sprays by ranchers flanking the conservancies.

He stated: “This issue is currently getting to be calamitous. With the expansion of Agricultural exercises, the volume of harvest bug sprays has risen and it is suspected that these might be, in some part, possibly in charge of the ailment or passings caused inside the zone.”

The two rates occurred at once three different cases had been accounted for on January 9 and another on January 16 bringing the quantity of elephant passings at the conservancy to five.

He said in every one of the cases, the tusks were evacuated, enlisted and gave to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) base at Ewaso Ng’iro.

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