Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit for May 2019

Published on the 15th of June, 2019

During May 2019, Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit (AMVU) attended to eight wild animals that required veterinary intervention.

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A giraffe and zebra were treated, while two elephants were examined to establish cause of death. A lion and one elephant were attended but could not be treated due to individual limitations in either case: The team attempted to find the lion in the Chyulus for a second time but were met with unnavigable terrain and loss of VHF signal after a full day's search. The lion was later reported to have joined its pride. An emaciated elephant at Imbirikani was estimated to be in-calf and immobilization for any treatment could worsen the condition. An elephant at Ithumba could also not be traced for treatment due to dense bush thicket. A description of the cases attended during May follows in the subsequent pages of the report.