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.
There was moderate precipitation in February providing enough water and forage for wildlife use.Read more
Two injured elephants and the treatment of an injured lion were among the cases attended by the Unit this month.Read more
The month remained dry with the forage available for browsers and grazing decreasing on a day-to-day basis. Thankfully, there has still been enough water available for the wildlife to utilise. The persisting dry spell is likely to bring about challenges in the near future due to competition for resources between wildlife and community members with their livestock, resulting in conflict.Read more