Date Published:

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 21:30

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) capture team May 18, 2020 successfully captured and relocated to Maasai Mara national reserve three elephants that had strayed into human settlements in parts of Kajiado County.

The jumbos had trekked from the same renowned national reserve, traversing Mosiro community wildlife sanctuary along the border of Narok and Kajiado counties. According to KWS head of vet and capture Dr. David Ndeereh, frantic efforts had been made by KWS scientists based in Narok to contain the elephants in the reserve.

KWS capture team comprising well trained scientists and security personnel took about five hours to locate the elephants, dart them, and then load them into specially designed trucks that were on standby. This done, the three male elephants were driven to Maasai Mara national reserve.

KWS Southern conservation area Assistant Director Mr. Lekishon Kenana was full of praise for the team that successfully moved the jumbos. He also commended communities from where the animals had strayed into for remaining calm and cooperating with KWS personnel to capture and move the elephants.