In December 2023, the Southern Conservation Area experienced rainy weather.
The Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 4 cases involving 3 animals i.e. a rhino, a hyena, and a lion that was initially successfully treated for spear wounds on 19/12/2023 and subsequently speared to death a few days later. December was a tough month for the veterinary team since all the other cases attended to were post-mortems. The autopsies the team carried out found evidence of human involvement in the death of all these animals.