A generation of elephants have died in Kenya as much of East Africa endures its worst drought in 40 years, the conservation organisation World Wildlife Fund reported.
Dehydrated elephant calves and adults struggled to stand, footage shared by the WWF showed.
Kenya’s tourism minister Peninah Malonza said on Friday the drought had killed 205 elephants and scores of other wildlife between February and October.
As the drought extends, we're getting more calls about abandoned calves. But, after giving glucose & rehydration fluids by IV to this #elephant, the SWT/KWS Mt Kenya Vet Team were surprised by his mum returning for him! Read about their reunion at https://t.co/2BHygw6zBw pic.twitter.com/iIIrkQyUVx— Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (@SheldrickTrust) November 3, 2022