During the July to September 2016 3-month reporting period, the DSWT in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and their four dedicated KWS field veterinary officers, attended to 84 wildlife cases.
Of the 84 cases attended 49 cases included elephants; 23 of these elephant cases were directly related to poaching activities including poisoned arrow poaching, spearing, snaring and gunshot injuries, whilst there were also 5 elephant rescues during this period, 3 human-wildlife conflict cases, 1 relocation, 1 collaring of the famous Amboseli tusker ‘Tim’, as well as 9 cases treated for natural causes and 6 post-mortems.
The KWS Field Veterinary Offices seconded by the DSWT also attended to 3 rhino cases and with 15 lion cases during this period. A number of other species including giraffe, zebra, buffalo and other plains game were also treated by the mobile units throughout this period.
You can read about all of these cases in our Quarterly Mobile Veterinary Report: