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Kenya organises elephant naming festival to boost wildlife conservation
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 15 Jun 2021   ||   Kenya, Kenya

Tuesday- 15th June, 2021: Kenya on Monday launched a magical elephant naming festival in order to boost wildlife conservation.

Speaking on the ceremony, Najib Balala, the cabinet secretary at the Ministry for Tourism and Wildlife, said that the event, which will be held annually on Aug. 12, the World Elephant Day, seeks to raise awareness on the plight of elephants and rally support toward their conservation.

Well wishers will be required to contribute funds for conservation and will be given a chance to adopt an elephant and give it a name.

The elephants' second names will be given by elders from the Maasai community based on history and profile.

The ceremony will be held at the Amboseli national park that is home to more than 3,000 elephants out of the country's total population of more than 34,000, according to the wildlife service.

Kenya is in the process of conducting its first ever census of all its wildlife to provide crucial data for conservation.

Elephants are at risk of poaching because of their tusks.



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