Mount Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for September 2022

Published on the 15th of October, 2022

In September 2022, the Mt. Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to all reported wildlife emergencies requiring urgent veterinary intervention in the Laikipia ecosystem and the Mt. Kenya region. The Unit attended to 13 Cases. These cases comprised 4 rhinos, 2 elephants, 2 zebras, 1 leopard, several warthogs and 3 mountain bongos.

Notably, the Mt. Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit rescued 1 elephant calf and 1 black rhino calf found abandoned in Kitich Camp - Samburu and Ol Pejeta Conservancy respectively. Both cases were flown to the SWT Nairobi Nursery for further care. The Mt. Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit was also involved in undertaking fertility checks on 2 southern white rhinos, Ouwan and Mojo, in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in an exercise geared towards saving the northern white rhino which has been declared possibly extinct in the wild.

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