Seven of 14 rhinos die after move to Kenyan national park

A black rhino. Seven have died in unclear circumstances at the Tsavo East National Park

Balala said the high salt levels in water at the rhinos' new home could have led to dehydration that caused them to drink more, "resulting in excess water intake of the saline water that further exacerbates the problem".

It has suspended the ongoing move of other rhinos with the surviving ones being closely monitored.

The Chief Executive Officer of Kenyan Conservation NGO WildlifeDirect Paula Kahumbu says this is the worst disaster ever recorded in Kenya over rhino deaths after translocation asking the Tourism and Wildlife CS Najib Balala to acknowledge it as so.

The relocation of endangered animals, known as translocation, involves putting them to sleep for the journey and then reviving them.

In moving a group of 11 rhinos to the newly created Tsavo East National Park from Nairobi last month, the Kenya Wildlife Service said it hoped to boost the population there.

"Rhinos have died, we have to say it openly when it happens, not a week later or a month later", she said.

WWF Kenya also said it supports "launching an urgent independent assessment" to determine why the black rhinos died. "Something must have gone wrong, and we want to know what it is", Ms Kahumbu told AFP.

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The government called for an independent investigation and said disciplinary action would be taken if findings point to "negligence or unprofessional misconduct" by KWS staff, he said. In May, six black rhinos were moved from South Africa to Chad, restoring the species to the country in north-central Africa almost half a century after it was wiped out there.

"I dread to think of the suffering that these poor animals endured before they died", she wrote.

In May, six black rhinos were moved from South Africa to Chad, restoring the species to the country in north-central Africa almost half a century after it was wiped out there.

The World Wildlife Fund said in a statement: "Translocating wild animals of this size is extremely challenging and not without risk, but black rhinos are under enormous threat so efforts to try and better protect them, such as translocation, are crucial for future generations".

Kenya had a rhino population of 1,258 in 2017 of which 745 are black rhinos, 510 are southern white rhinos and three were northern white rhinos, having grown from less than 400 rhinos in the 1980s.

The rhinos were among 14 KWS began moving last month from the capital Nairobi to Tsavo East. Three rhinos were killed in a protected Kenyan sanctuary in May.

According to WWF, black rhino populations declined dramatically in the 20th century, mostly at the hands of European hunters and settlers.

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