Kenya rounds up thousands of zebras to feed starving lions

Kenyan wildlife rangers herd zebras in the Soysambu Conservancy into a truck. (AP)

Kenyan game rangers yesterday began rounding up thousands of zebras to be moved to a reserve where starving lions have been attacking livestock.

The spectacular nationwide operation, launched in Soysambu conservancy by the Kenyan Wildlife Service, is due to last until the end of the month in what will go down as one of Africa's largest animal translocations yet.

Shortly after daybreak, rangers in helicopters rounded up startled galloping zebras into a large V-shaped tarpaulin enclosure.

 

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