March Report from the DSWT's Mobile Veterinary Units

During the month of March the three DSWT/KWS Mobile Veterinary Units, which operate within the Tsavo Conservation Area, the Maasai Mara and the greater Meru ecosystem, treated 20 cases of which 9 were elephants, 5 were lions and 3 were black rhinos, as well as several other species

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During the month of March the three DSWT/KWS Mobile Veterinary Units, which operate within the Tsavo Conservation Area, the Maasai Mara and the greater Meru ecosystem, treated 20 cases of which 9 were elephants, 5 were lions and 3 were black rhinos, as well as several other species.  The importance of these units is far reaching, as the KWS veterinary officers travel hundreds of kilometres a month in order to save the lives of thesethreatened and seriously endangered animals.  Most cases are sadly due to poaching, yet over 60% of cases were successfully treated during the month, saving lives that would have otherwise been lost.