November marked the arrival of the short rains within the Mara ecosystem just like most parts of Kenya. Although the rains were not very heavy when they began, it is expected that they will alleviate the forage and water scarcity which has been experienced in the months preceding the rainy season.
Cases of human-wildlife conflict are expected to subside as resources become abundant and wild animals withdraw from human dominated areas. The Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 9 cases in November, 3 of these cases involved elephants, 4 cases involved zebras and 2 cases involved giraffes. 7 cases in total involved snared or speared animals, and only 2 cases were attributed to natural causes.