The Elephant Population Has More Than Doubled In Kenya Over The Last 30 Years

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) told Amboseli National Park that the elephant population has more than doubled since 1989.

On World Elephant Day, 2020, Kenya Wildlife Service announced that throughout the last three decades, Kenya has managed to double their elephant population. Yes, you’ve read this correctly. The numbers have grown from 16,000 in 1989 to 34, 800 by the end of 2019.

According to tourism minister, Najib Balala, the number has improved due to decrease in poaching in recent years, likely due to greater fines and stronger jail terms for those convicted of the offense.

“In the past couple of years, we have managed to tame poaching in this country,” Balala said.

“This year alone, about 170 elephant calves have been born.”

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