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.

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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.

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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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