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Kenya: Army

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 109796, tabled on 13 December 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any elephants broke out from the Lolldaiga Conservancy during Exercise Askari Storm in Kenya in November 2022.

Answered on

20 December 2022

The only wildlife in Kenya whose movements are restricted are rhinoceros, which are kept to easily protected areas to defend them from poachers. Elephants and all other wildlife are free to move around the countryside, which they generally do along movement corridors established by the animals themselves over time. Some elephant fences have been erected by local landowners and communal groups to protect specific buildings and crops, for example, but elephants are able to move in and out of Lolldaiga, which is a privately owned ranch, at will.

BATUK monitors wildlife in the immediate vicinity of training for safety reasons but does not track the movement of animals in and out of training areas.

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