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Animal in Rescue: Zebra

Sex of ‘Patient’: Male

Date of Rescue: 15th May 2017

Activity Description:
ANAW in collaboration with KWS responded to an emergency call to rescue a Zebra that was caught in a snare.

Area of Rescue: Maanzoni Ranch, Machakos County

Actual Work Done:

A reported case of a zebra with a snare on the neck at the Maanzoni Ranch. Informant was one of the guardians at the ranch who noticed a wire hanging from the animal’s neck. A rescue team comprising of Dr Njoroge- KWS Vet, 2 Vet Assistants and one ANAW Vet Dr Dennis Bahati set out to dart and treat the animal.

Findings:

Zebra had a snare on the neck.

Intervention:
Zebra was successfully darted and snare removed. Minimal damage had been inflicted with no trauma to the skin and surrounding muscles. After removal of the snare, animal was revived and let lose.

Minimal damage had been inflicted with no trauma to the skin and surrounding muscles. After removal of the snare,

After removal of the snare, the animal was revived and let lose.

Pictorial representation of the Eland Rescue:

   
Zebra with wire snare on the neck after immobilization Wire snare being removed by KWS Vet Assistant
   
Zebra being revived Zebra after release

Activity Outcomes:

  1. Zebra was successfully darted and snare removed.
  2. Minimal damage had been inflicted with no trauma to the skin and surrounding muscles.
  3. After removal of the snare, animal was revived and let lose.

General Observations: 

Outstanding teamwork was exhibited among the different teams involved – ANAW, KWS and Maanzoni Guides, ensuring the successful darting and removal of the snare.

Moving Forward:
After the rescue activity, Maanzoni Guardians were encouraged to be custodians of the wildlife species within the ranch and continue reporting any cases of snared animals or poaching activities.