Kenyan wildlife sanctuary to deploy surveillance drone to protect rhinos

Kenya‘s Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy is nearly ready to launch an unmanned surveillance drone that will help to keep an eye on its rhinos, Wired UK reported.

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Old Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa and home to four of the world’s seven remaining northern white rhinos, which makes it a target for poachers.

In the first five months of 2013, poachers killed 21 rhinos and 117 elephants in Kenya, the Environment News Service reported. Poachers have also killed a total of six Kenya Wildlife Service rangers since December 2011, including two in July.

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