Preparing a visit for the burning of the largest ivory burning in history.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will light a match to 105 tons of elephant ivory, 1.35 tons of rhino horn, exotic animal skins and other products such as sandalwood and medicinal bark. Uhuru Ke
nyatta is not the first president to burn ivory. His predecessors Daniel Arab Moi and Mwai Kibaki did the same. Today’s burning will be historic because it’s the biggest pile of ivory burned ever.
Ivory won’t burn by itself, so the arte facts will be set ablaze with a mixture of fuels that are injected under high pressure through perforated pipes, thus creating a controlled fire. Most likely the ivory will be burning for days despite the torrential rains that are torturing the Kenyan
For the past week, several dozen men have circled a
site in Nairobi National Park, unloading elephant tusks from shipping containers — many of them so big it takes two men to carry one tusk — and building them into towers of ivory up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet across.KWS has announced that Leonardo di Caprio and several other Hollywood stars and celebrities will be among the audience today.