DSWT/KWS Quarterly Mobile Veterinary Unit Report October to December 2016

During the October to December 2016 3-month reporting period, the DSWT in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and their four dedicated KWS field veterinary officers, attended to 82 wildlife cases

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During the October to December 2016 3-month reporting period, the DSWT in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and their four dedicated KWS field veterinary officers, attended to 82 wildlife cases.

Of the 82 cases attended 52 cases included elephants; 20 of these elephant cases were directly related to poaching activities including poisoned arrow poaching, spearing, snaring and gunshot injuries, whilst there were also 10 elephant rescues during this period, 3 human-wildlife conflict cases, (1 relocation, 1 collaring of the famous Amboseli tusker ‘Tim’), as well as 4 other collarings, 7 cases treated for natural causes and 7 post-mortems.

3 rhino cases were also attended to along with 9 lion cases.  A number of other species including giraffe, zebra, buffalo and plains game were also treated by the four veterinary units throughout this period, whilst a warthog, ostrich and crocodiles were relocated.

You can read about all of these cases and more in our quarterly report: