Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit for September 2019

Published on the 18th of October, 2019

The month was characterised by decreased precipitation with most days remaining sunny and windy. However, some sporadic showers were experienced in several parts of the Masai Mara towards the end of the month. There is still enough fodder and water for herbivores to utilize

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Two important elephant cases were that of an adult female elephant which died of serious spear injuries and another big bull treated for arrow wounds; it is unclear if these were related to poaching or human-elephant conflict. A mature bull giraffe was also de-snared in one of the Mara Conservancies.

The report below covers all the cases that were handled during September 2019