Nakuru Nacional Park - Kenya | 2016
Kenya is known for its variety of wildlife. They are around 52 national parks and reserves where live zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, jackals, baboons, snakes and Lions. 10% of the surface of the country is protected area, although hunting has greatly reduced the number of mammals. Poaching increased in the Decade of the 70s and 80s as a result of drought in Somalia. It was when hunters proved luck in Kenyan territory with little success in his own country. In the 60s, there were more than half a million Lions in Africa, today there are only 30,000. In Kenya, was reached in 1970, 140,000 elephants and in 2002 there were only 22,000 copies. The rhinos went from 2,500 in 1960 to 437 in 2003, and the zebras were reduced from 13,700 in 1977 to 4,300 in 1988. Hunting has grown in recent years in sub-Saharan Africa where they have killing elephants for their tusks and rhinoceros horns, which are sold on the black market. In 2013, the Kenyan Government toughened the penalty for hunters from the two years in prison to 15 years and punish with fines up to 120,000 dollars.