8 rare rhi­nos die

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

NAIROBI — 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 in a state­ment, de­scrib­ing how the an­i­mals likely be­came de­hy­drated and drank more salty wa­ter.

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