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New York Post   10 Nov, 2009
A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ranger sneaks up on a stray hippopotamus after it was caught rambling between housing estates and roads in Nairobi, Kenya. According to KWS the young hippo was probably on the move looking for water, which is scarce because of the drought affecting Kenya. The hippopotamus was later transported and released safely into Nairobi National Park....
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The Standard    09 Nov, 2009
Since Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, adopted his equivalent in the jungle, a cheetah, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has lined up more animals for adoption. The adoption at the Nairobi orphanage and Safari walk is meant to conserve wildlife and diversify KWS revenue base....
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Capital Fm News   06 Nov, 2009
International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo spent Friday morning at the world famous Nairobi National Park, a day after he failed to convince the government to hand over post election violence cases to The Hague. ...
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The Standard   05 Nov, 2009
It is afternoon at Tsavo West National Park and a mission to track down the endangered black rhino is ready to roll. The exact location is Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, home to 69 black rhinos under 24-hour surveillance....
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The Standard   05 Nov, 2009
From the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, the shoreline of Lake Elementaita looks like a desert surrounding a small patch of water. The western and eastern shores of the lake hold little patches of water from hot springs while the main basin of one of Rift Valley’s smallest lakes is turning into a dust bowl....
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London Times   03 Nov, 2009
When the world's fastest man came face to face with the fastest beast in the animal kingdom, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt threatened to do a runner. ...
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BBC    03 Nov, 2009
Usain Bolt, the world record-holding sprinter, has adopted the world's fastest land animal, a baby cheetah. The Jamaican sprinter has sponsored a three-month-old male cheetah as part of an effort to help protect wildlife in the African country Kenya. ...
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TIME Magazine   02 Nov, 2009
The world's fastest man adopted the animal kingdom's fastest sprinter Monday, as Usain Bolt welcomed a new baby cheetah named "Lightning Bolt" into his life. ...
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National Post   02 Nov, 2009
The world’s fastest man adopted the animal kingdom’s fastest sprinter Monday, as Usain Bolt welcomed a new baby cheetah named Lightning Bolt into his life. ...
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The Washington Post   02 Nov, 2009
The world’s fastest man adopted the animal kingdom’s fastest sprinter Monday, as Usain Bolt welcomed a new baby cheetah named Lightning Bolt into his life....
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CNBC   02 Nov, 2009
The world's fastest man adopted the animal kingdom's fastest sprinter Monday, as Usain Bolt welcomed a new baby cheetah named Lightning Bolt into his life....
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Reuters   02 Nov, 2009
Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds a three-month old cheetah at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Kenya's capital Nairobi November 2, 2009. Bolt adopted the male cheetah cub named "Lightning Bolt" during the launch of the Animal Adoption Programme "Namayiana" at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage....
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The Standard   30 Oct, 2009
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) personnel have killed dogs to contain frequent attacks on Sitatunga antelopes. The animals, a rare species, inhabit Kingwal swamp in Nandi Central District....
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Business Daily   30 Oct, 2009
Nairobi National Park is many things to many people. For some, it is an ideal recreation site. For others, it is a vital source of pasture for their livestock. For others yet, it is a vast expanse of land that can be developed for economic gain. ...
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The Standard   29 Oct, 2009
Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the leading tourist attractions has become the first park in Africa to be designated an important bird area....
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The Standard   26 Oct, 2009
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has smashed a syndicate in which poachers kill elephants and sell their ivory in lucrative international markets...
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Daily Nation   25 Oct, 2009
Nairobi National park is the oldest in Kenya, having been gazetted on December 16, 1946 by the colonial government. It is the world’s only wildlife sanctuary in a capital city, located only seven kilometers from the city center....
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Dialy Nation   22 Oct, 2009
The rains are finally here, heralding a new start for the agricultural masses. But welcome as they are, they came a bit too late for the country’s prime tourist attraction – the wildlife. According to the Kenya Wildlife Services, hundreds of animals died solely due to the drought. ...
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The Standard   15 Oct, 2009
At Tsavo West National Park all roads lead to the crystal clear waters of Mzima Springs....
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Daily Nation   14 Oct, 2009
Africa’s wild lion population is in trouble. And their population could disappear in the next 20 years because of climate change, habitat destruction, disease and conflict with humans....
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