During the month of February 2022, the Mt Kenya Wildlife Veterinary Unit attended to 19 cases that required veterinary intervention in the Laikipia ecosystem, Mt. Kenya region and Mwea National Reserve.
The Unit treated four Mountain bongos at Mt. Kenya Wildlife Conservancy; 1 for fight wounds, 1 for an eye injury and two for cracked hooves. Another was also relocated after it began suckling from a new mother, preventing the calf from accessing its mother’s milk. Three Common zebras were also translocated due to farm destruction and 10 warthogs were relocated within Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy to reduce competition for pasture. Three elephants, 1 White rhino and 1 lion were treated for natural causes and two giraffes were treated for snare wounds amongst other cases.