Number of Rhinos in Kenya Double over last 35 Years


Kenya is celebrating providing a condusive environment for rhinos to procreate and live after recording a double number of the endangered wild animals since 1985.

Kenya has the fourth highest number of rhinos worldwide. It’s just behind South Africa, Namibia and India.

Kenya is the only home to the Northern white rhino which is one of the most endangered species.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala revealed this on Tuesday during a virtual commemoration of World Rhino Day.

He said the number of rhinos in the country had risen from 400 in 1985 to 794 in 2019.

In 2018, the CS was put under pressure to resign after eight black rhinos died while being transported from the Nairobi National Park to Tsavo East park in Taita Taveta.

They died after drinking water with high salt concentration.

The same year, the world renowned white rhino, popularly named Sudan, 45, died of age-related sickness at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.