PHOTOS: Kenya Wildlife, People Hurt by Major Drought

Kenya Wildlife, People Hurt by Major Drought
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A baby African elephant, weakened from malnutrition, leans against its mother for support on August 14, 2009, in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve. A drastic drought, possibly the result of global warming or long-term weather cycles in East Africa, is creating harsh conditions for Kenya's wildlife, conservationists said in September 2009.

So far this year, 30 baby elephants have been reported dead in Kenya's southern Amboseli National Park, while 38 dead elephants have been found in the area around Samburu and the neighboring Laikipia highlands. (See more pictures of Samburu's elephants.)

—Photograph by Lisa Hoffner
 
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