The rains have stopped in the Tsavo and Coast Ecosystem with surface water drying up fast and the lush green vegetation vanishing. Cases are still quite low and the unit attended to 5 cases in the month.
Two elephant bulls were treated for lameness in Kasigau ranch within the larger Taita ranches, both of which were spear related or spike trap injuries. Another elephant bull was treated for lameness in the Triangle area of Tsavo East Nation Park, but this was assumed to be a natural injury.
An elephant calf was rescued in Tsavo East and taken to the Kaluku SWT stockade after it was found alone. The Unit also investigated deaths of laughing Doves along Mbololo River within Tsavo East National Park.