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Forest rangers showing where people have cut trees. Ngong forest is a fenced and  protected sanctuary. It is a nature reserve that has an abundance of animals and wildlife and acts as a physical division between the rich and poor areas of Nairobi. Illegal deforestation is a serious problem as the forest is full of rare, hardwood species that are sold to souvenir carvers in Nairobi who make wooden animals in all sizes for tourists in Kenya.