Elephant population in upward trend in Tsavo/Mkomazi ecosystem
Preliminary results from the aerial census in Tsavo ecosystem show that
the elephant population now stands at 12,572 up from 11,696 recorded in
the last census in 2008. This represents a modest 2 % increase compared
to 4 % in the previous census. This was due to severe drought Kenya
suffered in 2009, which claimed hundreds of young and aged elephants.