Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for August 2020

Published on the 15th of September, 2020

During August 2020, the SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to six cases that required veterinary intervention. These included 2 elephant cases, a lion, giraffe and zebra treatment, as well as the collaring of 3 elephant bulls.

Three young male elephants were collared as part of a behavioural research project, which had commenced in 2019 with the collaring of five individuals. Separate incidents involving a giraffe and zebra caught in nylon and wire snares respectively were attended to, with the animals successfully freed, while a lion was treated for wounds incurred during a hunting attempt. The Unit carried out a post-mortem on an elephant carcass in Amboseli National Park, identifying the cause of death to be wounds inflicted in a territorial fight, believed to be the result of two males fighting over mating rights.

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