Thursday, 15 August 2013

Poachers Kill White Rhino in Nairobi Park

Poachers shot dead a white rhinoceros in Nairobi National Park last week in a brazen raid, AFP reported Tuesday (August 13th). Poachers hacked out the horn from its head and escaped, said Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesman Paul Udoto.
"It is the first such poaching incident in the park in the last six years," Udoto said, adding that 35 rhinoceros have been killed this year, already more than the 29 killed in Kenya in the whole of 2012.
The park, which lies just seven kilometres from downtown Nairobi, is described by KWS as "a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city".

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