Two elephants die mysteriously at conservancy near Masai Mara
SEE ALSO :KWS lifts outlaw on darting of wildlife“The two carcasses had their tusks intact and no visible injuries,” said Mr Hofmeir. The official hinted that the deaths could be a result of poisoning through use of insecticides by farmers bordering the conservancy. He said the poison might have been consumed by the elephants when they strayed to the farms. According to the conservationist, the carcasses of the three that died previously were found in a line leading from the left of the Loita hill towards the Inkineji village. He said in all the cases, the tusks were removed, registered and handed to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) base at Ewaso Ng’iro. Area KWS County Warden Dickson Ritan told The Standard he was on leave, thus unable to comment on the matter.