2% of the world’s rarest zebras wiped out in Kenya’s relentless drought.
The drought has left some of Africa’s most treasured species at risk of extinction.
In March, Zimbabwe saw its first death from the disease since 1996. A rare mohogany antelope was found dead at the edge of the Serengeti, the world’s largest remaining wild elephant reserve.
And in September, an animal dubbed a “walking dead” – a white rhino – died after being injured when a vehicle hit it on a road in central Kenya.
But the latest case of the disease has shocked conservationists.
It is being described as one of the greatest wildlife health stories of the last few years.