Authorities have confirmed reports that two giraffes were electrocuted in a conservancy by low-hanging power lines.
The Rothschild’s giraffes died in Soysambu conservancy.
Rothschild’s are one of the most endangered species of giraffes, with only a few hundreds left in the wild.
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) was reacting to tweets by conservationist Paula Kahumbu that an endangered species was at risk:
.@KETRACO1 @kwskenya These distressing photos of endangered Rothschilds giraffe killed on power line in Soysambu today have troubled people around t/ world. No delay. Pls take urgent action. Giraffes are endangered – @IUCN @StateHouseKenya Asante pic.twitter.com/YKsU9TDXXU
— Dr. Paula Kahumbu (@paulakahumbu) February 21, 2021