KWS Intensifies Food Program For Wildlife

Written By Gerald Gekara  📝

Kenya Wildlife Services has had to intervene to save some wild animals starved in parks and other parts of the country due to a prolonged drought. 

After water sources, including seasonal rivers, dried up, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says it has been drilling boreholes and filling water pans. 

In some parks, it has also been providing wild animals with food supplements such as hay. 

Veterinary doctors have been moving around the parks, treating sick and weak animals and conducting post-mortems on carcasses, according to the KWS. 

The “significant rainfall” in Kenya over the last few days, however, will be a relief for many herbivores who have been suffering from a lack of water and foliage, according to the report.

For months now, wild animals have been dying in their hundreds and herders have reported many losses of their livestock from the biting drought that has hit countries across East Africa and Horn of Africa states.

The World Food Programme of the United Nations said on Tuesday that parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya are experiencing their driest season in 40 years.

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