Alert – Waterbuck trailing a wire Snare – 23/02/2017

ALERT – PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT for a Waterbuck trailing a wire snare

A report was received Thursday 23 Feb from a resident and Padenga employee.

Late Wednesday afternoon, a herd of Waterbuck crossing the main road from the Zambezi river side of the road going towards the lake, after Charara turnoff, just before Nyamhunga – same area we extracted the snared young male Lion a few weeks ago.

One of them has a wire snare on the hind leg with about a 2 meter long piece of the wire trailing behind him – it stretched almost the width of tar road. This poor animal was lagging last in the herd due to the struggle.

Distressingly, this time of every year we have this increased problem. The herds of Waterbuck, like the Impala etc. have increased hugely the past few years as seen by the below photos and we need to keep it this way.

They may be seen on the lake shore area but due to the thick vegetation it will be difficult  to see the wire.

    

Please keep a look out for this poor suffering animal and advise if you do have sighting or suspected sighting.

  1. LOCATION – WHERE ABOUTS SEEN
  2. TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT
  3. IF ABLE TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY WOUND OR IS THE SNARE EXCEPTIONALLY TIGHT
  4. IS THE WATERBUCK STILL WITH A HERD & APPROXIMATELY HOW MANY IN THE HERD
  5. ANY DEFINING MARKS
  6. If possible keep the animal visual until help arrives, we will keep in contact as we urgently make our way to you. DO NOT APPROACH THE ANIMAL

All information possible will assist with the finding of the animal or herd he is with and the sooner the more chance of  removing the snare and saving another life.

THANK YOU ….

PARKS & WILDLIFE

ZIMPARKS AREA MANAGER  –  Mr D Sithole 0775 971 799  

ZIMPARKS SENIOR RANGER Nicholas – 0772 762 500

Toll free – ZIMPARKS AREA MANAGER –  Mr D Sithole – 0738 813 441

KAWFT

Sonya Mc Master  0772 874 352 – KARIBA

Dick Mc Cowan Hill 0772 600 187 – KARIBA

Debbie Ottman  0773 996 487– KARIBA

WHATSAPP  NUMBERS – for photos or messages

Sonya Mc Master 0778 733 784

Debbie Ottman 0784 512 921

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals – Mahatma Ghandi

For any donations, help offer, more info, or information on injured animals or incidents with Wildlife please contact below

kawf2011@gmail.com

Phone numbers

Sonya Mc Master  0772 874 352 – KARIBA

Debbie Ottman  0773 996 487– KARIBA

Dick Mc Cowan Hill 0772 600 187 – KARIBA

WHATSAPP  NUMBERS -for photos or messages

Debbie Ottman 0784 512 921

Sonya Mc Master 0778 733 784

Tracey Bruk-Jackson – Harare representative

(contact for donation drop offs etc.)

Whats app 0771 567 032

Phone number 0712 205 384

FACE BOOK –  www.facebook.com/KaribaANimalWelfareFundTrustKariba