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Saving one of the world's rarest antelope

There are fewer than 500 hirola living in the wild, down from thousands just 40 years ago.

Jul 12th 2020 · 1 min read

They used to be a fairly common sight on the Kenya-Somalia border, but in recent years the number of hirola, or Hunter's antelope, has dropped to fewer than 500 in the wild.

They are now listed at critical risk of extinction.

Abdullahi Hussein Ali has launched a conservation programme to help save them.

He spoke to BBC Africa’s What’s New?

last updated: 2020-07-12@05:07