Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for June 2020

Published on the 16th of July, 2020

There were heavy rains in May which eased off in June resulting in vegetation drying out. There have also been strong winds and water levels in most of the streams running through park are starting to reduce.

With challenging environmental conditions, animals and humans are sharing the remaining resources leading to an increase in human-wildlife conflict and poaching attempts. In the month of June, the Unit conducted a post-mortem on a bongo in Mount Kenya National Reserve, relocated a lion that was preying on livestock and a crocodile that was outside of the Meru National Park causing concern to the local community, treated a warthog for a snare and an elephant for a spear wound as well as treating a zebra for an injury caused by a fight with other zebras.