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Flamingos flee L. Nakuru due to floods

01 August 2013, 13:25 Steve Wambugu

Lake Nakuru Senior Park Warden John Wambua has said that more flamingos have left  the lake due to increased water levels.

He said that this was as the result of of the ongoing heavy downpour that is currently being experienced across Nakuru and its environs.

“The rain water has tremendously increased water levels at the Lake and that’s the reason the number of flamingos has dropped,” said Wambua.

Wild animals at the park risk starving

The Senior Park Warden said that most of the wild animals at the park now risk starving since most of the areas are covered by water.

While speaking on Wednesday, Wambua said the park rangers were trying to relocate some of the animals to higher grounds.

“Most of these areas have been covered by water because of the heavy rains and that’s why we are trying to push the wild animals to high grounds or else they risk starving,”  he said.

Currently, the lake covers an estimated area of 60 square kilometers up from about 42 square kilometers a few months ago.

Wambua noted that unless something is done urgently, the water levels are bound to increase given the unceasing rains. He also said that more vegetation might be swept away.     

However, he said the situation has not widely affected tourist arrivals at the park. 

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