Rhino Poaching on Increase in Kenya’s Laikipia Private Ranches
Earlier, two rhinos had been poached in two separate incidents over the last one week. The first rhino killing occurred about a week ago in Lewa Conservancy in Isiolo County. The week-old carcass of a pregnant white rhino was discovered on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 with its horn missing. Lewa Conservancy rangers together with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and police are still investigating the incident.
The second case occurred in Solio Ranch in Laikipia County on Tuesday night April 10, 2012 where a black rhino was killed and the horn taken as well. A joint KWS and General Service Unit (GSU) security team moved in when gunshots were heard to determine the circumstances of the shooting.
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