SWT/KWS Quarterly Mobile Vet Report April to June 2020

Published on the 15th of July, 2020

During the April – June 2020, 3-month reporting period, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and their five dedicated field veterinary officers, attended to 106 wildlife cases, 40 of which included elephants.

Of the 106 cases attended to, 26 cases were directly related to poaching and 23 due to Human-wildlife conflict. Of the poaching cases, 14 involved elephants; 6 bullet wounds, 2 arrows, 5 spear cases and 1 snaring case. The 3 human-elephant conflict cases involving elephants included an elephant which was accidentally electrocuted, relocation of 3 elephants that strayed into heavily populated settlements and an elephant that was attacked with arrows and spears after crossing into farm lands. Other elephant cases included 8 treatments for natural causes, 11 post-mortems, assumed to be natural deaths, and 4 rescues.