ZAWA has successfully removed and treated a pregnant rhino that was recently caught up in a snare in Livingstone’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
The Rhino, known as Inonge was caught in a snare set up by some unknown poachers last week. She is eight months pregnant. This Rhino specie needs to be guarded jealously as it is among the listed endangered species globally.
Since Inonge is pregnant ZAWA Head of vet Dr David Squarre had to only partially anaesthetise it to avoid any complications that the use of drugs could cause to the pregnancy.
ZAWA is warning members of the public to desist from setting up snares in National Parks because if caught they will be arrested and prosecuted by law.
Article by: ZAWA
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