Drought… Tough time for wildlife and cattle alike

Michel wrote this at 16:22 :

The November rains almost failed, there was certainly not enough rain to sustain a good growth of grass and now all animals are suffering. February is the birthing season for ungulates, zebra & wildebeeste in Shompole Conservation Area.


During a routine visit to the conservancy with Nixon Sitei the acting warden and Shanni Ole Petanya, the Secretary of Shompole Group Ranch, we came across several carcasses of zebra.


Cattle have also been moved to the slopes of Oldonyo Sampu looking for grazing. Many will die before the next rains which are due in April, and that`s hoping they will come then….


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