Meru Mobile Veterinary Report for February 2024

Published on the 15th of March, 2024

In the month of February, heightened daytime and night-time temperatures characterized the climatic conditions. Despite this, the vegetation sustained its verdant hue, and the watercourses within the Meru ecosystem maintained their flow, offering assurance that wildlife had access to ample sustenance and hydration for the foreseeable months.

Remarkably, there was a noticeable reduction in the number of wildlife cases. The Meru Vet Unit encountered a case involving an elephant bull exhibiting pronounced lameness due to an open fracture in its left forelimb.

Throughout much of the month, the veterinary team focused on tracking the movements of Dr. Cat, a lion that had encroached into community territories in Tharaka-Nithi County, preying upon livestock and posing a danger to the local community. The lion was subsequently captured in the Kaare area and euthanized due to the significant risk it posed to the safety of the surrounding populace.

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