Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for May 2022

Published on the 15th of June, 2022

The Amboseli - Chyulu ecosystem experienced dry and hot weather in May. Vegetation dried off and grass was completely degraded or removed save for elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum). Herbivores traversed long distances in search of food and water occasionally invading farms and escalating conflict with the communities bordering conservation areas. This conflict has resulted in the injury and at times death of some wild animals.

The SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended 5 cases in May. These cases included rescuing an abandoned giraffe calf at Imbirikani; rescuing a zebra trapped in a fence in Ziwani; attending to 2 electrocuted wildebeest in Lake Jipe Wildlife Sanctuary; and the capture and translocation of 282 wild animals from Gicheha farm to the Tsavo Ecosystem.

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