Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for May 2022

Published on the 15th of June, 2022

Rains were scarce across the entire Tsavo conservation area. Vegetation is rapidly diminishing, although it is still able to sustain grazers and browsers. The water pans are running dry and wildlife are now trekking long distances to access water.

Some of the cases attended to during the month included an elephant knocked down by a bus, the rescue of an elephant calf at Lake Jipe, routine visits and check-ups on the rescued elephant calf at the Voi Reintegration Unit, and the treatment of a speared elephant and a snared buffalo. While cases are still low, they are expected to rise given the failed rains, which will inevitably cause and uptick in human-wildlife conflict as animals and local communities compete for resources.

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