GPS Collars May Save Lions

Lions in Nairobi with a penchant for going after livestock will be fitted with GPS collars. Livestock farmers track and kill lions who poach their herd, putting 35-40 lions in Nairobi National Park at risk.

The GPS collar will alert park rangers when the lion has wandered out of the park situated on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital. Kenya Wildlife Service spokesman, Paul Muya, said the collar provides coordinates of the animal via text message allowing rangers to move to the areas where lions are encroaching and return them to the park.

A total of 10 lions from different prides will be fitted with collars.

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