Headed by KWS Veterinary Officer Dr. Limo, and assisted by the SWT's Felix Micheni and two KWS Capture Unit Rangers, this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment. This includes a refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as the medicines and equipment required for rapid and effective veterinary response.
Established in 2007, the Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit is operated by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Since 2021, the unit's operational costs have been generously funded by Elizabeth Scarlett.
September was initially dry and cold, but towards the end of the month we experienced some sunshine, wind and rain. We are optimistic that these favourable weather condition will alleviate resource scarcity so that people and wild animals can coexist peacefully.Read more
The Mara Veterinary Unit attended to 4 cases in August. These cases included a snared elephant, a speared buffalo, a giraffe with a wound on its left forelimb at the fetlock area and a zebra with an arrowhead embedded in its gluteal muscles.Read more
July has been the driest month this year. Grasslands and seasonal streams have been at the verge of drying up while permanent rivers have drastically reduced in size. Strong winds and cold weather have dominated this month with light drizzling over the last three days.Read more