Retired teacher decides to domesticate zebras in Kenya
By Abiodun Ogundairo
23 October 2021 | 5:05 pm
While his neighbors were busy clearing their land, John Ole Saeni decided to maintain part of the natural forest on his rural property. The retired teacher's efforts have created a little oasis for three zebras who would usually migrate to greener pastures.
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