September was initially dry and cold, but towards the end of the month we experienced some sunshine, wind and rain. We are optimistic that these favourable weather condition will alleviate resource scarcity so that people and wild animals can coexist peacefully.
It has been a busy month with cases attended to ranging from clinical interventions to autopsies. Most of the clinical interventions and autopsies this month have been due to human-wildlife conflict. This can be attributed to closer interaction between people and wildlife as resources have become scarce due to the prevailing drought conditions. The Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 15 cases in September, 5 of these cases were elephant cases while 3 cases were big cat cases involving 2 lions and a cheetah.