8 Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die In Kenya

Eight critically endangered black rhinos died at a national park in Kenya after being translocated to a new sanctuary.
Posted at 6:53 PM, Jul 13, 2018

According to Kenyan officials, eight critically endangered black rhinos died recently at a national park. The rhinos had been taken to a new sanctuary as part of a translocation program to help increase the species population. 

Preliminary investigations by veterinarians indicate they likely died from salt poisoning caused by difficulty in adapting to water with high salinity.

In a statement, Kenya's Ministry of Tourism called the deaths "unprecedented." 

According to animal conservationists, there are currently only about 5,000 black rhinos living in the wild.