Natasha Hart: injecting a nyala

Veterinary work with rare sable antelope and buffalo, followed by an emergency caesarian operation

Sable antelope are very valuable animals and are therefore actively managed and bred on game farms. There is never a dull moment at Dr Kriel’s Shimongwe Limpopo Veterinary Experience as these aspiring vet students found out. After working on sable antelope and buffalo in the field, the volunteers were back at the clinic to help Dr Kriel with an emergency caesarian operation. The four puppies all survived and looked extremely delicate in the palms of their deliverers. Another visitor to the clinic was a local South African dog called a Boerboel that had chased a troop of baboons and got bitten on its back by one of the baboon males.

Read more about becoming a conservation volunteer on one of our Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Projects.