Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Report for July 2023

Published on the 15th of August, 2023

The Tsavo Conservation Area didn’t receive any meaningful precipitation in July 2023, Tsavo is generally drying out and natural water pans have begun drying up.

The SWT/KWS Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit attend to 12 cases over the reporting period, these included 9 elephants, 2 snared adult zebras and 1 adult male lion that was most likely injured as he tried to bring down a buffalo. Several elephant cases were attended to including the translocation of 2 rogue elephant bulls involved in separate human-wildlife conflict incidents; treatment of 4 elephants for lameness acquired from natural causes; treatment of 2 elephant bulls with spear injuries; and an autopsy on a female elephant calf that died from congenital muscular dystrophy according to the post-mortem findings.

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