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National Museums dismiss reports of Crocodile, snakes swept by floods

The National Museums of Kenya has dismissed reports that snakes and crocodiles have been swept away by floods from the cages.

NMK has moved to reassure the public that all the live exhibits under its custody are safe adding that they have put in place all the necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of all the live exhibits to guarantee their well-being and preservation.

“This is to inform the public that at the National Museums of Kenya, the safety and security of all our live exhibits is paramount.” They said

The statement by the agency comes amidst reports that snakes including crocodiles have been displaced from their cages by the heavy rains currently pounding  Nairobi.

The alert which was circulated on various social media platforms advised Kenyans to be vigilant.

“Heavy rains in Nairobi have swept venomous snakes and crocodiles from the snake park located within the museum. Kenyans are advised to be vigilant.” The posts stated.

The floods have also been witnessed at the country’s sanctuaries and animal parks which include the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Some tourist camps remained flooded, with tents being swept away as the Talek River burst its bank.

There have, however, been no reported deaths of wild animals in the parks.

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