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.
February has been a month of mixed weather patterns deviating from the usual relatively dry period. It has been both wet and dry interchangeably with unusual rain spells and visually cloudy some days. This has seen streams and rivers continue to flow, while the rate of drying vegetation and shedding of tree leaves has slowed, which are all positives for the wildlife.Read more
The month under review ushers in a new year. A year which is expected optimistically to be much kinder than the previous year which was torn apart by the Corona pandemic.Read more
December witnessed favourable weather conditions throughout. There is full vegetation regeneration making animal health splendid. This will ensure there are abundant reserves of forage going forward.Read more