Mount Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for July 2023

Published on the 15th of August, 2023

The SWT/KWS Mount Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit, based at the KWS Laikipia Station, attended to 7 wildlife veterinary emergencies in the greater Laikipia, Mountain, Meru and Tsavo Conservation Areas.

The team immobilised and treated a sub-adult male leopard for bruises. The leopard was captured after preying on livestock in Doldol, Laikipia County. On separate occasions, 2 adult male rhinos (1 black rhino and 1 white rhino) in Ol Pejeta Conservancy were treated for multiple territorial fight wounds. A huge elephant bull in Giriama ranch, Tsavo was also treated for open wounds on the right front limb and neck. In other cases, 2 mountain bongos were treated for lameness at Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy and an adult male common zebra was euthanized after suffering a complete fracture of the left hind limb when it broke into the new mountain Bongo sanctuary in Marania, Meru County.

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