Rare rhi­nos die dur­ing move

The Herald - - INTERNATIONAL -

Seven crit­i­cally en­dan­gered black rhi­nos are dead fol­low­ing an at­tempt to move them from the Kenyan cap­i­tal to a na­tional park hun­dreds of miles away.

Wildlife of­fi­cials of­fi­cials cited “neg­li­gence” over the deaths.

Prom­i­nent Kenyan con­ser­va­tion­ist Paula Kahumbu, of Wildlifedi­rect, called the loss of the rhi­nos “a com­plete dis­as­ter”.

In mov­ing the rhi­nos from Nairobi to Tsavo

East Na­tional Park last month, the Kenya Wildlife Ser­vice said it hoped to boost the pop­u­la­tion there.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion, which has con­ducted nu­mer­ous suc­cess­ful moves in the past, has not said how the rhi­nos died.

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