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July 03rd, 2017

East African efforts against poaching are clearly paying off. In the recent aerial census in the Maasai Mara and Tsavo parks it was found that the elephant population had significantly grown since three years ago.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the two parks had 15,360 elephants in the period between February and May, up from 12,648 in 2014.

This sporadic growth and recovery of East Africa’s iconic wildlife is expected to spur a ripple effect of boosting the Kenyan tourism sector.

But it is not the elephants alone that are growing. Mr. Mbathi –¬†Kenya Wildlife Service Director General¬†says that the number of giraffes and buffaloes have increased as well. As the increased population¬†grazes freely in parks and private conservancies around them they attract an increased number of tourists visiting the areas.

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