The ongoing construction of an electric fence around Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve is expected to help in protecting people who live in the borderline of the reserve from wild animals.
Speaking with YFM Online, Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve manager Samuel Kamoto said the electric fence will prevent the animals from escaping.
Kamoto added that the electric fence will minimize the risk of the animals being killed outside which will help in the increase of reproduction of the wild animals.
“The electric fence will protect tourists who will be visiting the reserve and they will be able to see other dangerous animals since they will be caged,” said Kamoto.
The electric fence is expected to be done by the end of next year.
The wildlife reserve is one of the three reserves which are being managed by African Parks (AP), a private firm under the public private partnership (PPP)arrangement.
Apart from elephants, the reserve has warthogs, bushbucks, waterbucks, buffalos and zebras.