March 2023 marked the transition from the prolonged drought experienced in the Southern Conservation Area. Heavy downpours were received in the last week of the month. The upper section of Amboseli National Park and the adjacent community areas were flooded, these areas became the nucleus for grass and other vegetation regeneration
Bushmeat poaching cases involving snared zebras and giraffes dominated veterinary interventions along with human-wildlife conflict cases involving speared elephants. However, there were no ivory poaching cases reported. The SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 17 Cases in March. These comprised ten elephant cases, one lion case, one buffalo case, two zebra cases and three giraffe cases.