Mount Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for December 2022

Published on the 15th of January, 2023

In December 2022, the Mt. Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to all reported wildlife emergencies in the Laikipia ecosystem and the Mt. Kenya region. The Unit attended to 6 cases in total. These included 3 mountain bongo cases (Heri, Gift and Tikki), 1 leopard case, 1 eland case, 1 zebra case, 1 elephant case and 1 black rhino case.

One of the highlights in December was the rescue of a male leopard caught in a snare within community farms in Timau. Luckily, the snare around the neck had only caused minor abrasion wounds, the leopard was successfully treated and later relocated to Loisaba Conservancy. The Unit also attended to an elephant cow in Loisaba Conservancy that was bleeding from the shoulder after being shot with an arrow. The elephant was successfully treated and given a good prognosis for full recovery.

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