Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for August 2021

Published on the 15th of September, 2021

The Conservation Area experienced dry weather through-out August. The once well covered prairies are rapidly becoming barren as wild animal continue to utilise the remaining vegetation. Hopefully there will be enough to take them through the next two months before the rainy season begins.

During the month, the SWT/KWS Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 10 cases. These involved a variety of species, including rhinos, elephants, a bongo, zebra, and a security dog. The majority of these cases were successful. The biggest undertaking was the ear-notching of rhinos, 6 of which were also translocated. There were no poaching cases and only 1 human-wildlife conflict case, which involved a speared elephant, unfortunately the animal was unable to survive the infection of the wound.

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