Animals that live on the slopes of Mount Kenya, such as elephants, stray outside park boundaries and inflict damage on nearby farms. w
The nonprofit group Rhino Ark says it will take five years to complete the 250-mile fence, with the first 30-mile stretch expected to be finished by the beginning of 2014.
Kenya’s government, which is sponsoring and partially funding the $11 million project, says the level of electrical shock from the fence will not be high enough to harm any people or animals that might come in contact with it.
A similar fence was erected over a 12-year period in Kenya’s Aberdare Mountains.
Photo: Michael Bessett