Several interventions were undertaken in September. Two elephants had snares removed from around their necks. The first was a 7 year old at Taita ranch with a very tight snare that had inflicted some serious injury.
The prognosis however was favourable. The other was a 3 months old calf at Taita Salt Lick in which the snare was loose. The calf was immobilised together with its mother and both were revived simultaneously to avoid a situation where mother and calf would have been separated.
Arrow heads were retrieved from two elephants. One christened ‘Irima’ that is amongst those released to the wild after several years of rehabilitation was treated at Ngutuni sanctuary. The arrow head was deeply embedded in the left thigh and required some radical surgery to remove.
On the 28th September, a female waterbuck was rescued from a 10 feet deep pit at Mackinnon shopping centre. The circumstances under which it fell into the pit were not clear. It was released with Tsavo East at Bachuma gate.
Two young elephant calves (both about three weeks old) were rescued at the Satao water hole and Galdessa camp in Tsavo East after they were found alone. They were airlifted to
and Galdessa camp in Tsavo East after they were found alone.
They were airlifted to
There was also an elephant in Amboseli reported with spear injuries but was not found. We will be informed when sighted again.
Report by: Dr. David Ndeereh
The Mobile Veterinary Unit operated by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust working with The Kenyan Wildlife Service and funded by Vier Pfoten