On 23rd April 2015, the Africa Network for Animal Welfare received a call from Fred Olembishi, a citizen who called to inform us about two zebras who were spotted with injuries from poaching attempts in Keekonyoke, a community land area and sanctuary near Kipeto Kajiado. The Kenya Wildlife Service vet team was not available at the time. Our team organized to do the rescue the first thing the following day, 24th April 2015.
Our team included veterinarian Njoroge Chege (who works at the Amboseli station but was on leave in his Thika home), Tyson Haranga (a ranger from Ngong Station), and Samuel Theuri and Simon Wambua of ANAW.
Both zebras were rescued. One had been caught up in a wire snare, but managed to pull away, remaining with a wire loop squeezing and cutting around her right hind limb ankle. The second had a metal arrow shot into his back; luckily the arrow was not poisoned.
Keekonyoke has approximately 30 zebras (we later counted 24).