19 December 2018

Kenya: 26 Elephants Die in Maasai Mara in 90 Days - Report

Photo: Lauren Everitt/AllAfrica
Elephant in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya (file photo).

Mystery surrounds the death of 26 elephants in the Maasai Mara ecosystem in the past three months.

Although the cause of the deaths remains "unknown", at least 11 of the jumbos are suspected to have been poisoned.

In November alone, seven deaths were categorised as "unknown" but there was evidence pointing toward poisoning, a damning report published last week by the Mara Elephant Project (MEP) says.

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