Date Published:

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 11:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is currently undertaking a rhino ear notching exercise at Olpejeta Conservancy.

The exercise is being done in collaboration with Olpejeta Conservancy and other conservation partners, spearheaded by the KWS Veterinary and Capture teams led by Dr. Isaac Lekolool.

29 black and 15 white rhinos are designated for ear notching. The exercise involves immobilizing a rhino and making permanent marks in the form of cuts on the large mammals’ ears.

Ear notching is an important aspect in rhino conservation as it enables KWS Monitoring and Protection Units to readily identify rhinos during daily patrols in the rhino sanctuaries, for enhanced security surveillance and conservation.