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PHOTOS: Betty Kyalo’s courageous love for dangerous wild animals

  • While some people prefer to see wild animals from the safety of tour vans or the tunnel vision of binoculars, Betty pats them with bare hands
  • Latest photos show her with a black rhino in Ol Pejeta, Nanyuki
  • In 2012, she received a memorable kiss from an elephant in South Africa


Sassy former TV presenter Betty Kyalo has no qualms getting up close with dangerous wild animals.

In her latest photo, Betty is posing next to a rhinoceros at Ol Pejeta Conversancy in Nanyuki.

“This was just special. So amazing to meet Baraka a black rhino at the conservancy,” she writes on Instagram.  “I’m honestly in awe especially having the privilege of touching and feeding him.”

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Former K24TV presenter Betty Kyalo with a black rhino at Ol Pejeta Conservancy,  Nanyuki. PHOTOS/ BETTY KYALO








In September 2012, Betty got uncomfortably too close to a seven-tonne elephant at Magaliesburg Elephant Sanctuary, South Africa.

Never-Seen Before Photos

In these never-before seen photos, the TV star-turned-entrepreneur patted the beast before receiving a jarring kiss on the right side of her face. The elephant’s proboscis covered her entire face.

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Betty cosying up the 7-tonne beast at Magaliesburg Elephant Snactuary, South Africa

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Betty Kyalo receives a kiss from an elephant
The kiss of (almost) death.







An elephant trunk, six feet long, is a collection of 150,000 muscles. It can lift up to 350 kilos.

On its part, a rhino can run at speeds of up to 65 kilometres per hour. Being gored by one has been equated to being run over by a car.

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