In mid-July the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) found a white rhino had acquired a snare around its head and was dragging a wire attached to a log. ZAWA asked for assistance from Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust’s wildlife veterinarian Dr. Chris Foggin to help remove the snare. VFWT responded immediately that they would be happy to help. In a short time the animal was located and the team moved in and immobilized the animal and removed the snare. Luckily the snare had not been on long and the ZAWA rangers were vigilant in their monitoring of the animals and able to quickly report the snare. The entire operation is a wonderful example of how the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) cross-border collaboration has benefited the wildlife in the region.
Source : Vic Falls Wildlife Trust
6 August 2015