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Kenyan Zebras Are Losing Everything They Have Taken For granted

Kenyan Zebras Are Losing Everything They Have Taken For granted

2% of the world’s rarest zebras wiped out in Kenya’s relentless drought

A young female of Nandi’s species is pictured in Kenya’s Turkana County, which is undergoing a devastating drought, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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MILWAUKEE —

A young female of Nandi’s species is pictured in Kenya’s Turkana County, which is undergoing a devastating drought, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The drought is so severe in Kenya that there are fewer than half the number of zebras in the world.

Last month, a young male was euthanized because he was too weak to survive on his own. And now there is a dire need for translators, translocatees and a new way in which to raise cattle.

The drought is a result of years of civil conflict and drought.

Kanja’s brother, Loyiso, said his family’s livelihood is on the line.

The family lives on the plains of Turkana County in the northwestern part of Kenya, where they have lived for the past seven generations.

“We are losing everything we have taken for granted,” Kanja said.

“Water. Ipang. Our cattle. We would have bought livestock from the government. But we were forced to sell them. Now, we don’t know what we might lose. This is all we can do.”

The drought is so severe in Kenya that there are fewer than half the number of zebras in the world. Last month, a young male was euthanized because he was too weak to survive on his own.

The family lives on the plains of Turkana County in the northwestern part of Kenya, where they have lived for the past seven generations.

“We are losing everything we have taken for granted,” Kanja said.

“Water. Ipang. Our cattle. We would have bought livestock from the government. But we were forced to sell them. Now, we don’t know what we might lose. This is all we can do.”

Loyiso Kanja, 30, said the family’s livelihood is on the line.

Kanja said the family lives on the plains of Turkana County in the northwestern part of Kenya, where they have lived for the past

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