This 2012 translocation of 23 rhino from a private ranch in Laikipia to a national park out west went without a hitch. [Footage of KWS sharpshooter darting a rhino with a tranquilizer] Translocations are fairly routine these days, though not without risks. So how did 11 highly endangered black rhino basically starve to death at a WWF-funded sanctuary in Tsavo NP, the receiving end of a KWS-managed translocation a few weeks ago?
Looking into it for The Daily Beast.
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