The Tsavo Conservation Area had good precipitation in the south and some parts of the west. Natural water pans in these areas amassed enough water and forage was in plenty.
The Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit (TMVU) attended to 3 cases in December 2023. This included a distressing case involving an adult male leopard whose left and right front limbs had been severed at the radio-carpal joint by snares. Given the severity of his injuries, the leopard could not survive in the wild. He was put to rest to alleviate further pain and suffering. The veterinary team also successfully treated an adult male ex-orphan eland named Susu with a puncture wound on the right side of the inguinal area. Lastly, the team attended to a vervet monkey in dystocia. Fortunately, the vervet monkey has a good prognosis although the foetus was delivered stillborn.