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The Kenyan government, through the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, has announced it will set aside over 750 acres of land within Mount Kenya forest aide in the conservation of the critically endangered Mountain Bongo.

According to Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, the land will help protect the Mountain Bongo, whose numbers have dropped to below 100 animals in the wild.

With fewer than 100 Bongos left in the Wild, the Mountain Bongo has been classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, as a critically endangered species.

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“The land set aside by the Kenya Forest Service will enable us to increase the number of Mountain Bongos to a sustainable population. We currently have 96 Mountain Bongos in the wild and 77 in captivity being used for breeding by the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy,” …