Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Report | January 2024

Published on the 15th of February, 2024

The weather in January 2024 was warmer in the Southern Conservation Area in comparison to the previous month which was moderately wetter.

The SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 6 Cases. These included 4 elephant cases, 1 rhino case and 1 lion case. The team examined and successfully treated 2 elephant bulls in the Ithumba area for arrow wounds on separate occasions. The team also treated another elephant bull in Eselenkei Group Ranch for fight wounds and removed a non-functional collar on a young elephant bull named Lenku in Amboseli National Park. In Maungu area, the veterinary unit successfully captured an adult male lion that was notorious for livestock attacks and translocated the animal to Tsavo East National Park. Lastly, the Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit performed a post-mortem examination on a black rhino carcass in Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary after a poaching incident.

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