Mount Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for May 2021

Published on the 15th of June, 2021

During May 2021, the SWT/KWS Mount Kenya Wildlife Veterinary Unit attended to multiple wildlife cases that required urgent veterinary intervention in the Laikipia ecosystem and Mt. Kenya region.

The Unit treated one elephant for a bullet wound and conducted a post-mortem on another elephant which revealed it had died from a gunshot wound. Other cases involved the treatment of a white rhino for a sprain injury, a bongo was treated for an abscess and 4 other bongos were relocated within Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy. Two post-mortems were conducted on black rhino, assumed to have died during territorial fights.

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