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 of September was characterised by sporadic rains, with food and water abundantly available for all species. Migratory wildebeests are still around with most predators taking advantage to prey on them....Read more
The area received minimal sporadic precipitation over the month, during which time the annual wildebeest migration began in earnest. Water and fodder for grazers is available and large carnivores/scavengers have benefited from the migrating wildebeests. The Unit attended to 7 cases involving 3 lions, 1 leopard, 2 elephants and a zebra. ...Read more
The month was characterised by decreased precipitation compared to the previous month across the entire ecosystem. There was limited tourist visitation to the area owing to current restrictions of movement due to the Covid-19 pandemic and security patrols have also been scaled down, resulting in fewer cases being reported....Read more