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Kenyans and lions vie for territory
By Natasha Breed
As Kenya's population has grown over the years, urban areas have been consuming more and more countryside, with humans and wildlife increasingly vying for the same territory.
The sign at the entrance to my neighbourhood read: "To all our dear residents—Lion seen Mukoma Road".
The area borders the Nairobi National Park and we are used to hearing lions calling at night (sometimes leopard and hyena too) but the idea that one might encounter a lion while opening the gate was rather thrilling. …
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