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The number of endangered forest elephants increased in the Kovid-19 outbreak in Kenya


According to the local media report, in a statement made by the Kenya Wildlife Research and Education Institute (KWRI), Covid-19 measures had a positive effect on the elephant populationHe shared the information that 200 elephants were born last year.

The number of elephants with newborns reached 36 thousand 280In the statement, it was stated that the decrease in tourist visits to the park, the decrease in poaching and the decrease in interaction between elephants and tourists were effective in the increase in the number of elephants.

Kenyan officials described the increase in elephant numbers in 2020 as a “gift of Covid-19”.

African forest elephants, whose numbers have fallen to critical levels due to the ivory trade, poaching and loss of habitat, have been placed on the endangered species list.

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