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Eight endangered black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation

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By ITN News Editor July 14, 2018 16:11

Eight endangered black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation

Eight black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the state wildlife service between two national parks, Tourism Minister Najib Balala said in a statement.The rhinos, who are part of a critically endangered species, died at Tsavo East National Park. An initial investigation by Kenya Wildlife Service showed the rhinos died of salt poisoning after drinking water at their new habitat. Kenya had a rhino population of 1,258 in 2017 of which 745 are black rhinos, 510 are southern white rhinos and three were northern white rhinos, having grown from less than 400 rhinos in the 1980s. The white rhino is a near threatened species.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 14, 2018 16:11

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