. The animals in the Arusha National Park, in north eastern Tanzania, have become completely isolated due to human settlements surrounding the entire park.
The settlements have blocked all the animal corridors that connected the park with the West Kilimanjaro and the Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
The country’s oldest park has become an isolated wildlife oasis in which animals now face extinction due to inbreeding, reported All Africa.
“All animals, and even humans, must move from one place to another at times, while this is important for grazing it plays a major role when it comes to mating and breeding,” said Dr James Wakibara, Chief Ecologist with the Tanzania National Parks.
The 137 sq km park is home to elephants, leopards, giraffes, buffalos, zebras and monkeys, among others.