11 Feb 2010

Zebra round-up in Kenya

10:42 am on 11 February 2010

Wildlife rangers in Kenya have begun one of the largest relocations of animals in history.

They hope to capture about 7000 zebra and wildebeest from reserves across the country and move them to the Amboselli National Park.

The BBC reports drought has devastated animal populations there.

Rangers are using helicopters to herd the animals into enclosures and then load them on to lorries.

They hope to catch 4000 zebras and 3000 wildebeest by the end of the month.