Posted December 23, 2018 06:32:38 Babar, the elephant at the Biodiversity Conservation Center in Kenya’s capital, Kigali, was born with a brain defect and is the only African elephant in the world that suffers from a neurological condition called cerebral palsy.
Bamboo was a common wallpaper used in Kenya during the 1970s and 80s, but it was not until 1992 that Bamboo wallpaper was officially certified as an endangered species.
“Bamboo was the dominant species, but there was a lot of resistance,” said Bambino Ntepala, an ecologist at the University of Kigalia who has studied the Bambinos genome and helped to identify Babar.
The Bambinoes are known for their beautiful bamboo forests and dense bamboo plantations, but the population has dwindled to just 2,000 members.
Bambins habitat has also been hit by drought and logging.
Today, the Bamba National Park is home to less than 1,000 people, and Ntepsa says he does not know where the remaining forest will go next.
The bamboo is a major source of income for the Bodo people, but they are not the only ones who depend on the bamboo for survival.
“The Bambinas people depend on bamboo for a lot.
They use it for cooking and cooking utensils,” said Ntephala.
Bamboos are often targeted by poachers, but Ntepinga says they are also targets of the poachers because of the unique bamboo plant.
“It is difficult for the authorities to control this issue,” said the ecologist.
“When we ask them to put in measures, we get nothing.
It is a very difficult situation.”
The Bamboinas people believe in the power of bamboo to protect their forest and protect their children.
“We do not want the government to destroy the bamboo, we want it to be planted,” said Babu, the leader of the tribe.
“And the bamboo is the most beautiful plant in the whole world.
It has beauty.
We want to preserve the bamboo.”
“Bamboos do not know how to live without bamboo, they have never lived without bamboo,” said Zimba, a member of the same tribe.
Bamba is also trying to help Bambina people to grow their own bamboo by planting seeds in their forests.
“There are more than 700 million Bambi trees around the world, and we want to save them.
We don’t want to go out and harvest them, we just want to grow them ourselves,” said Yinka, another member of Zimbas tribe.
This is a collaboration between Newsweek Africa and the BBC World Service.