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Photos of dead giraffes highlight Kenya’s climate crisis

Dead giraffes in Kenya


Dead giraffes in Kenya
Dead giraffes in Kenya

Six giraffes are found dead in a circle. Their ragged bodies can be seen near the spot where drought claimed their lives. Kenya.

The magnificent creatures had gathered close to a lake for a drink at the Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy (Wajir), Kenya. Due to low water levels, the giraffes got stuck in mud and died from thirst.

According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, average rainfall in recent years has been half that of pre-drought levels, shocking the globe and drawing attention to Kenya’s climate disaster.

“Many open water sources, including rivers, water pans, and dams, have dried up across pastoral and marginal agricultural livelihood zones, with other open water sources at 20 [percent]Up to 40 [percent] of capacity,” the report said, warning that the country’s hunger rate could reach 2.4 million this year.

Herders in Kenya’s drought-stricken counties have reported 70 percent herd losses, and the government has declared a national disaster in ten of the country’s 47 counties.

Mohamed Sharmarke (chair of the Subuli Wildlife Conservancy) told the Associated Press last month that wildlife has also begun to die.

“The heat on the ground is a symptom of impending starvation,” he explained.


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