Two Egyptian boys are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
Two Egyptian boys are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Over 130,000 livestock have died in Tanzania due to the drought that hit the country in the 2016/2017 financial year, according to a senior official.

Charles Tizeba, Tanzania’s Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, said Friday that during the fiscal year, the country lost a total of 132,329 due to drought.

He said that drought has killed a total of 102,987 cattle, 14,881 goats, 13,815 sheep and 646 donkeys.

Tanzania is the third country in Africa having a large number of cattle, after Ethiopia and Sudan.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Tanzania had 25.8 million cattle by early October 2015. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh