The Meru veterinary team is headed by Kenya Wildlife Service Veterinary Officer Dr Bernard Rono. Dr Rono is ably assisted by SWT driver and veterinary assistant Peter Kariuki along with two skilled KWS capture rangers. The team is fully equipped with GPS, Radios, Cameras, and binoculars, a customised 4x4 vehicle suitable for off-road driving, two darting systems that can be alternately used depending on terrain and other prevailing field conditions, all necessary drugs and medical supplies as well as basic laboratory equipment that enables prompt field diagnosis and treatment.
The Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit is operated by the SWT with generous funding from Mr. Companc and has been operational since February 2013.
The month under review was wet at the beginning with scarce rains culminating with dry and windy conditions towards the end. Vegetation within the conservation areas has regenerated to heavy and thick bushes. Streams still continue to flow with substantial waters to water for the wildlife....Read more
Heavy downpours throughout the month ensured habitats within the Meru region remained rich in vegetation, with water available to wildlife. It was a busy and varied month for the Meru Mobile Vet Unit, headed by KWS Vet, Dr Ephantus....Read more