July 15, 2009

Puzzle of 40 elephants death

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 9:36 am

The drought currently ravaging the country has not spared wildlife especially in Northern Kenya. In the past two months, over 40 elephants have died in Laikipia, Isiolo and Samburu Districts in what was initially thought to be a disease outbreak. The laboratory tests carried out by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers have not detected any disease so far. The only probable reason why the animals were dying is drought. The elephants have not been getting enough fodder especially the young ones.

The affiliation is mostly affecting elephants aged between two and eight years leading to conclusions that they are unable to get enough feed. Laikipia has the largest number of wildlife outside national parks in the country. The animals roam freely in the plateau and compete for fodder with livestock. But in the past few months, the ground has been left bare by domestic animals that have been driven into the region by pastoralists migrating fro Samburu and Isiolo in search of pasture.

The elephants deaths have caused alarm among conservationists, coming a time when there is an upsurge of poaching in the region. In the past few months, more than a dozens animals have been killed by poaching. According to a census done by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) last year (2008) there was slightly over 7,000 elephants in Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo ecosystems.

July 14, 2009

Hotels Re-open ahead of the high season

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 11:20 am

Dozens of hotels at the coast have reopened to welcome holiday makers from Europe and local tourists ahead of the school holiday next month.The arrival of tourists is expected to rise beginning July 2009. The number of tourists arrivals from Europe will average 60 percent as from 15 July 2009. Higher numbers of tourists coming to Kenya is also expected to be high in the months of August, September and October.

Full recovery of the industry might be achieved in December during the Christmas season when the winter season hits Europe. Although the hotels are reopening most official in some of the hotels, say they rely mostly on domestic tourism since most of the bookings fron Italy are not good enough.

July 13, 2009

10 World’s Largest & Fastest Animals Found in Africa

Filed under: africa — admin @ 1:59 pm

Africa is world renown for its exotic beauty, wildlife and interesting clash of cultures and is proud to be hosting the 2010 world cup in South Africa for the first time.

As we hope to win the coveted title, the continent also holds the “world cup title” for having some of the biggest, fastest and strangest species of wild creatures on the face of the earth.

Here is our list of some of the world’s top 10 largest/fastest animal species, all in Africa!!!

1. Cheetah
Location: Eastern & Southern Africa

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