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Giraffe Lost to Poachers

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It is a sad moment for the giraffe sanctuary community since we lost a mature female giraffe to poachers last week. The poor animal was speared on the underbelly but did not die immediately and ran away with serious injuries.Sadly the giraffe succumbed to the injuries later and was found dead by the sanctuary’s scouts during one of their regular patrols.

Poaching has been known to be rampant along watering routes and corridors during the dry season.We have reported the matter to the District Kenya Wildlife Service Representatives who are currently following up the issue. I would like also to say thank you for our dedicated scouts for the formidable job they are doing in saving the giraffes.
Finally I would like to acknowledge the kind donation of USD 50 from Kathy.S which will assist greatly in our monitoring efforts.