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Group rescues snakes from witchcraft rituals in Kenya

Some Kenyans see snakes as cursed, and so poach and capture them for witchcraft rituals. A group has been rescuing the reptiles, helping scientists conduct important biological research.

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In Kenya, snakes are considered cursed. Reptiles are poached, with rare animals captured by sorcerers and used in rituals. Those recovered are brought to Nairobi's Snake Park zoo.