BY RENSON MNYAMWEZI
The records show that many wild animals have been shot and wounded by poachers using arrows and snares.
TCA Assistant Director Robert Obrein yesterday said two elephants died after a train at Ngutuni area hit them. Poachers at Taita Ranch and Triangle near Mtito Andei Township killed two others.
He added a lion in Bachuma area killed a young female elephant, while a four-month elephant carcass was found at Mbale Ranch.
He disclosed that in the past one month, KWS veterinary doctors attended to eleven cases of arrow wounds mostly targeting elephants in Dakota, Satao, Ithumba, Manyani and Sala areas.
Out of the eleven treated elephants, two had bullet wounds. One leopard and a rhino calf were treated for injury wounds and an elephant tusk shortened as it grew towards the skull, said Obrein.
The director said the conservation body recently removed four snares from elephants and hyenas.