Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for February 2022

Published on the 15th of March, 2022

The Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended six veterinary cases during February 2021. The Amboseli and Chyulu ecosystem experienced a warm spell but marked with sporadic heavy downpours towards the last week of the month. During February, there were also a high number of wildebeest and zebra births.

Human-Wildlife Conflicts due to elephants were minimal and manageable. Monitoring of a sick elephant in Chyulu Hills and prescribed further monitoring continued the January observations. A lion cub examined for a skin condition in Amboseli Park had swellings on the skin due to fly maggots but the wound was insignificant to warrant any treatment. An elephant wounded on the front right limb was treated at Ithumba. A giraffe suspected to have suffered a hit and run car accident suffered a broken right fore limb was euthanized on welfare reasons. A post-mortem was conducted on an elephant in Amboseli Park and peritonitis was concluded as the cause of death. A post-mortem examination on a dead hyena found in the Kimana sanctuary revealed traumatic injuries that lead to her death.