Mount Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for May 2024

Published on the 15th of June, 2024

In May 2024, the SWT/KWS Mt. Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 8 wildlife cases in the Southern Laikipia and Mt. Kenya region.

The team treated an elephant bull with a bullet wound at Ol Donyiro, and an adult male black rhino in Lewa Conservancy with wounds sustained during a territorial fight. Furthermore, the team attended to a snared buffalo in Sagana and a snared zebra at Camp David. The Veterinary Unit also treated a reticulated giraffe with dystocia at Aberdare Lodge and translocated several animals during the month. 2 lions were captured, collared, and translocated from Loisaba Conservancy to Soysambu Conservancy while 22 mountain bongos in Mt. Kenya Wildlife Conservancy were relocated from bomas to wild sanctuaries within the conservancy. Additionally, the team translocated 7 waterbucks from Mt. Kenya Wildlife Conservancy to Tindress Wildlife Conservancy.

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