Conservationists trying to save Kenyan giraffes stranded on flooding island

Reuters || Conservationists are working to rescue giraffes stranded on an island in Lake Boringo in western Kenya after heavy rains led to the flooding of their rangeland habitat, threatening the animals with drowning.

Relentless rains have increased lake levels which began to swallow up the peninsula where the giraffes have been living.

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in collaboration with the United States-based Save Giraffes Now and Kenya’s Northern Rangelands Trust rescued two of the giraffes with a custom-made steel barge and is working to rescue the remaining six from the island.

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