Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 17:00

Kenya Wildlife Service is conducting investigations into the death of a black rhino in Lake Nakuru National Park on Sunday morning.

The five-year-old female rhino fell and died with a dart on the rear back. Rangers on patrol had come across the female rhino which was running and sudden fell on its four legs in a crouching position. They tried to resuscitate it without success. On further examination, a dart was found on its back.

The rhino horn has since been recovered, dart retrieved and general scene of crime secured for investigations to ascertain the direction the dart was shot from and the contents.

KWS rangers are combing the area for clues while veterinary doctors have conducted a post-mortem examination into the possible cause of death of the rhino.

Rangers remain on high alert to across all national parks to ensure safety of rhinos, which have come under increasing threat. For  


For more information, please contact

Paul Udoto

Corporate Communications Manager

Kenya Wildlife Service

Cellphone: +254–721-453-981

Twitter: @kwskenya @pauludoto