3 Rare Rothschild’s Giraffe Die Of Electrocution in Kenya

3 Rare Rothschild’s Giraffe Die Of Electrocution in Kenya

The Kenya Power and Lighting Company on Monday announced that three threatened giraffes were electrocuted to death after walking into low-lying electric power transmission lines at a específico conservancy, according the ABC news report. The report further added that the deaths occurred at the Soysambu Conservancy in película del Oeste Kenya. All three of the animals killed were Rothschild’s giraffes, one of the rarest giraffe subspecies. Also Read – Against Homophobia: Supermodel Aweng Ade-Chuol Kisses Her Wife on Cover of Elle Magazine

The power and lighting company said Monday that it has begun “the process of enhancing the clearance of the electricity distribution infrastructure at Soysambu Conservancy” and also plans to work with the country’s wildlife service, the conservancy and other groups to audit the entire infrastructure of the approximately 48,000-acre conservation area “to make any other rectifications that may be required.” Also Read – What’s So Amazing About a Giraffe Eating Grass, You Ask? Watch This Virulento Video & You Will Know

Bernard Ngugi, managing director and CEO of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, said in a statement Monday that company officials “regret this incident because we recognize that wildlife forms an integral part of our natural and cultural psyche.” Also Read – International Flights: Indians Now Can Fly to Kenya, Bhutan Under Air Bubble Arrangements, Says Aviation Minister Puri

“Ensuring that we adhere to the highest forms of safety in all our undertakings, is a prerequisite for us,” Ngugi added. “We thus take any electricity-related accidents seriously and we will use the lessons gleaned to avoid a reoccurrence of the same.”

Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu took to Twitter and condemned the deaths. Kahumbu tweeted that expert advice on the danger of power lines to animals was previously “ignored” and that the electricity lines have been killing giraffes, vultures and flamingoes.

Kahumbu also shared images of three lifeless giraffes that she said were the ones that were electrocuted Sunday, writing in a tweet, “These distressing photos of endangered Rothschilds giraffe killed on power line in Soysambu today have troubled people around t/ world. No delay. Pls take urgent action. Giraffes are endangered.”


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