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Brett, R.A., 1998. Mortality factors and breeding performance of translocated black rhinos in Kenya: 1984-1995. Pachyderm 26: 69-82, figs. 1-8, tables 1-2

Location: Africa - Eastern Africa - Kenya
Subject: Diseases - External causes
Species: Black Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Release in Kenya 1984-1995. The black rhino's vulnerability to falling over cliffs and getting stuck in waterholes was always a feature of former, very large wild populations. For exarnple, after poaching, these were the major mortality factors in over 700 rhino mortalities recorded by Tsavo East NP wardens D.L.W Sheldnck and FW Woodley between 1949 and 1974 (KNP, 1949-74). A further two cliff deaths occurred on Lewa Downs in 1995, involving the calf and grand-calf of one of the first adult females translocated from Solio in 1984.

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