Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for February 2022

Published on the 15th of March, 2022

There was moderate precipitation in February providing enough water and forage for wildlife use.

Most treatments carried out among the various species were caused by humans. One baby elephant requiring rescue after suffering gunshot wounds to his right hind leg and his chances of survival in the wild were considered minimal. An elephant post-mortem revealed the bull died from spear wounds, whilst two other elephants and one giraffe were treated for spear wounds. Another elephant was treated for an arrow wound. A warthog was rescued from a nylon snare around the snout and a cheetah was treated for bite wounds but sadly succumbed to the wounds.

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