Headed by KWS Field Veterinary Officer Dr. Jeremiah Poghon this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment including a vaccine refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as all the medicines required for rapid and effective veterinary response. An SWT Driver and veterinary assistant support Dr. Poghon along with two experienced Kenya Wildlife Service capture rangers.
This Unit is operated by the SWT with funding from Four Paws and has been operational since November 2003.
March was not a favourable month in the animals' calendar. The scorching sun saw the green colouration of the Tsavo ecosystem quickly fade, accompanied by diminished water flow in streams, reduced ground water availability. The subsequent shortage of food and water creating serious challenges for many different species.Read more
The SWT/KWS Tsavo Veterinary Unit attended to four cases in February, involving two elephants, a giraffe and a lion.Read more
The start of 2021 was a fairly quiet month as there were only 3 cases.Read more