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Massive Fence to Keep Wildlife Inside Kenya Park September 14, 2012
Mount Kenya
The group Rhino Ark says it will take five years to complete 6-foot-high electric barrier that will be 250 miles long, surrounding Mount Kenya.
A Kenyan organization announced it will build a 6-foot-high electrified fence designed to encircle the country’s famed Mount Kenya and keep wildlife there inside.

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