Mount Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for January 2024

Published on the 15th of February, 2024

The SWT/KWS Mt. Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 8 Cases in January 2024.

The veterinary unit performed a post-mortem on a black rhino carcass in Ol Jogi Conservancy and autopsies on 2 elephant bulls in Aberdare National Park. All these animals were found to have died from natural causes. The Mt. Kenya Veterinary Unit was also involved in the translocation of black rhinos from Nairobi National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Lewa Conservancy to Loisaba Conservancy. The team subsequently successfully treated 2 of these rhinos that were attacked by lions shortly after being released. Both animals were given a good prognosis for full recovery. Additionally, the team successfully collared a lioness in Mugie Ranch to mitigate human – wildlife conflict, and treated an elephant bull in Ngorare Ranch with a gunshot wound on the right forelimb.

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