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 WILD STORIES - TSAVO MOBILE VETERINARY UNIT - 9/22/2010
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The month of August was extremely busy for our Tsavo Mobile veterinary unit with some challenging cases.  It is disturbing how much poaching pressure faces Kenya's elephant populations once again.  The unit was able to save a number of elephants, some with terrible wounds caused from cable snares and others from poisoned arrows.  Our rapid response veterinary unit based in the Tsavo Conservation Area was able to save the lives of five elephants in the month of August  that would otherwise have died. 

An elephant with a cable snare wound around its ear  - Kanderi swamp  Treatment of the Kanderi elephant with a snare wound

Cleaning the wound

Aruba elephant before treatment  The team works at removing the cable snare

Cutting the cable snare  A female elephant at Aruba with a terrible cable snare wound

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Treatment of the injured Ziwani elephant  Wounded Ziwani elephant

Injured amboseli elephant with calf  Amboseli female and calf

A big bull elephant treated with a poisoned arrow wound in the foot  At Lualeni, a poisoned arrow wound in a bull elephant's foot

Treatment of the poisoned arrow elephant  The bull gets back to his feet

 

 

   

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