ZAWA has reported that it 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 by unknown poachers last week. Since Inonge is eight moths pregnant ZAWA Head of vet Dr David Squarre had to only partially anaesthetise her 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 - if caught they will be arrested and prosecuted by law.
Source: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Rhino Rescued (Zambia Tourism, 09-05-14)