Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for June 2021

Published on the 16th of July, 2021

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.

Among the veterinary cases handled during the month was an incident involving a massive male crocodile in the Mara River, which had a spear lodged in its back (read the full account of this treatment), as well as attending to a speared giraffe and eland. The Mara Vet Unit also treated an elephant for an arrow wound, with other cases including 3 lion treatments for natural causes, and the removal of a tight cloth from a young giraffe’s neck.

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