Human-wildlife conflict and bushmeat poaching cases persisted in August 2023. Predator-prey interactions and territorial conflicts also played out as animals jostled for survival.
The Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 7 Cases over the reporting period. These included 4 poaching cases involving a snared sub-adult Masai giraffe in Olaro Conservancy; a snared adult male common zebra in Mara Ripoi Conservancy; and a snared adult male aardvark in Kilgoris. The team also attended to an elephant bull in Olkinyei Conservancy with 2 spear wounds close to the spine. Additionally, the team relocated an adult male eland that was reported to be raiding crops in local farms in the Parkitilat Area as well as a problematic adult male common zebra in Transmara. The team also attended to a sub-adult male lion that was severely injured during a territorial fight. Sadly, the young lion had a poor prognosis and was put to rest to alleviate further pain and suffering.