Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for September 2021

Published on the 15th of October, 2021

The Amboseli and Chyulu Ecosystem was marked by dry weather and much of the vegetation was dry. Consequently, wild animals were highly mobile in pursuit of food and water, leading to increased interaction with humans resulting in conflict.

During September, the Amboseli Veterinary Unit attended 14 veterinary cases involving a diverse number of animal species. Ostrich, giraffe, buffalo, elephant and baboon suffered human induced injuries. The ostrich and buffalo had snares and were targets of bushmeat. The baboon and elephant had injuries resulting from human aggression and presumably, from human retaliatory attacks after conflicts or due to annoyance.

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