Rift Valley Mobile Veterinary Report for December 2023

Published on the 15th of January, 2024

The Lake Naivasha region and the Central Rift Conservation Area in general experienced seasonal rains in December. The Rift Valley Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to 8 cases comprising 1 Masai giraffe, 5 common zebras, 1 spotted hyena and 1 African crested porcupine.

3 of these cases involved snared animals. Snares are indiscriminate and at times predators end up being their unintended victims. In one such case on Christmas Eve, the Veterinary team attended to an adult spotted hyena with severe injuries inflicted by a wire snare it had carried around its neck for a long period of time. Sadly, the hyena passed away.

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