The government has distanced itself from a publication of an article in the Daily Mail of the United Kingdom purporting the relocation of thirteen elephants from Kent Wildlife UK to Kenya.
In a statement, the ministry has termed the relocation as an expensive affair.
The relocation and rehabilitation of an animal zoo is not easy and is an expensive affairthe ministry said.
The article was published on June 6, saying “Carrie Johnson’s charity will fly a herd of elephants from Kent Wildlife Park to Kenya in a ‘world first’ rewilding project.”
Further, the article cites the announcement of the Aspinall Foundation that it will transport a total of 13 elephants.
Weighing 25 tonnes and more than 4,000 miles on a Boeing 747 to Kenya.
However, the ministry has strongly dismissed claims stating neither them nor the Kenya Wildlife Service was contacted on the matter.