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2009-08-31 06:25:00

According to an AFP report, Kenya's drought is having an impact on the country's wildlife, causing the Kenya Wildlife Service to feed hippos to keep them alive. In Tsavo West national park hippos are dying in large numbers, and other species are being forced to change their diet. About 15 hippos have been found dead in the park within the last few weeks due to the lack of grass to graze on around the pools they submerge themselves in. "For the past one month, the research team has...

2006-02-13 05:20:00

By Fredrik Dahl TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK, Kenya -- Desperate Maasai herdsmen are driving cattle into one of Kenya's largest national parks in search of scarce water and pasture, threatening its famous wild animals and the habitat that brings the state much-needed tourist revenue. Armed rangers in Tsavo West National Park are engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with red-robed Maasai who have trekked long distances to escape Kenya's worst drought in years. Wildlife officials say Maasai have...

2005-08-26 10:15:00

SHIMBA HILLS, Kenya -- Kenya began moving 400 elephants from an overcrowded reserve on its Indian Ocean coast on Thursday in an unprecedented transportation intended to protect the environment and reduce conflict with local people. The state Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the $3.2 million, eight-month operation from the Shimba Hills reserve would be the world's biggest translocation of live animals. Kenya has 28,000 elephants, many of which are coming into increasing conflict with peasant...

2005-08-25 07:10:13

By David Mwangi SHIMBA HILLS, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya began moving 400 elephants from an overcrowded reserve on its Indian Ocean coast on Thursday in an unprecedented transportation intended to protect the environment and reduce conflict with local people. The state Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the $3.2 million, eight-month operation from the Shimba Hills reserve would be the world's biggest translocation of live animals. Kenya has 28,000 elephants, many of which are coming into...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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