‘DIS­AS­TER’: EIGHT EN­DAN­GERED RHI­NOS DIE AF­TER PARK MOVE

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Eight crit­i­cally en­dan­gered black rhi­nos are dead in Kenya af­ter wildlife work­ers moved them from the cap­i­tal to a new na­tional park, the govern­ment said Fri­day, call­ing the toll “un­prece­dented” in more than a decade of such trans­fers. Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions point to salt poi­son­ing as the rhi­nos tried to adapt to saltier wa­ter in their new home, the Min­istry of Tourism and Wildlife said. The loss is “a com­plete dis­as­ter,” said prom­i­nent Kenyan con­ser­va­tion­ist Paula Kahumbu of WildlifeDi­rect.

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