Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit for July 2019

Published on the 16th of August, 2019

During July 2019, Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit (AMVU) attended to ten elephants and one lion.

Five elephants were collared in one case/exercise, whilst another three had to be treated for injuries related to natural causes or poaching. One elephant was rescued after becoming stuck in the muddy swamps of Amboseli National Park and lastly, a post-mortem was conducted on an elephant where the cause of death was found to be a respiratory problem. The vet unit was called to treat a lion that was seen by a snare but despite extensive searching it could not be located.