DR DAVE COOPER RETIRES
1 September 2022
At the end of August, African Wildlife Vets founder, Dr Dave Cooper retired from his position as Chief Veterinarian at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. Dave dedicated 27 years of his life to this role and the contribution he has made to the conservation of wildlife species and biodiversity is invaluable. Dave’s career as a wildlife veterinarian is far from over, as he will continue working under the auspices of African Wildlife Vets. In the past month, he has already been back in the field assisting with the below black rhino relocation, removing snares off animals and assisting with disease control procedures/ policy.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER ELEPHANT SNARE
21 March 2022
Another elephant was found yesterday with a deep cable snare which was maggot-infested and very infected. The young elephant bull is approximately 5 to 6 years of age. The team managed to remove the cable, treat the wound and release him back into the wild.
Animals getting caught in snares has increased exponentially over the past few years and months
Our wildlife is our heritage. Let’s protect it together.
We are incredibly proud of African Wildlife Vets founder Dr. Pete Goodman who received an award at the annual SAWMA conference. Pete received an award for his significant contribution to the field of wildlife management and research in Southern Africa.
African Wildlife Vets recently assisted Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife test a number of buffalo in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) . The current outbreak of FMD is having a significant impact on the conservation of biodiversity in Northern KZN which has largely been free of the disease for many years.
Dr Rowan Leeming shares an intriguing encounter of capturing a wild dog that had left the boundaries of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park.
Two male cheetahs were relocated from Roam Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape Province to the uMkhuze section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park recently. The two impressively large animals will contribute to the genetic diversity of uMkhuze’s cheetah population.