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.
The team is operated by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with funding from The Minara Foundation and has been operational since March 2007.
The month was characterised by decreased precipitation with high daytime temperatures. The annual wildebeest migration is active with many of the wildebeests and zebras spread across the ecosystem. Accidental fires swept across the Maasai Mara National Reserve earlier in the month with significant amount of vegetation destroyed and briefly displacing some wild animals from their habitat.Read more
The month was characterised by the annual migration of wildebeests from the Serengeti to the Mara, which is ongoing. There was decreased participation in July, however, there is still plenty of food and water for all wildlife.Read more
The Mara ecosystem remained generally dry during June, with only some light showers experienced towards the end. The first herd of migratory wildebeests have been spotted, coinciding with the start of their great wildebeest annual migration to the Maasai Mara from the Serengeti.Read more