There are two elephants that have been killed in Meru and the Kenya Wildlife Service rangers are looking for these poachers. These elephants were killed from the Lower Imenti Forest using the poisoned spears. One of the elephants was found by rangers at Nkunga Forest after they followed its blood trails and after this, they have started their straggle against illegal hunting especially now that they have come up with surveillance system where they can posts on tall trees to capture the videos and be able to catch the wrong hunters.
Josphat Erupe the senior warden said that they were told about the killings by a chief and yet they had been looking for those two elephants since last week but it is so unfortunate that they were killed by poachers while at the watering pan. It had wound which was bleeding and had been left behind by the rest of the herd after it became too weak to walk but what was surprising was the fact that by the time they got to it, it still hard its tusk with it.
He also added that it is also probably true that these poachers are also robbers who attack and hijack vehicles along the Meru-Nanyuki Highway and are in most cases they have got guns with them. They have improved on the security in the area and are also working together local resident around the forest to help them capture poachers who have made a daily routine to kill animals in the forest. It was unfortunate that the first elephant died before a vet who had been called to treat it and with also, the poacher missed out on the tusk because it was found before he found it to cut the tusk off.
This forest is a home to more than hundreds elephants most of which migrate from the Mount Kenya Forest and the Lewa Downs Conservation in Laikipia as they seek for more for pastures to feed on since it is plenty in the Lower Imenti Forest.
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