In a combined operation with the Kariba Animal Welfare Trust (KAWFT), Parks and the Bumi Hills Anti-Poaching Unit, a zebra stallion with a neck injury (caused by a wire snare) was treated in Lake Kariba.

Fortunately for this animal, it had managed to get itself free and the majority of the wounds were superficial. Just to be thorough and safe, the lucky zebra was checked to make sure there was no remaining wire in the wound and the wound was cleaned and treated before he was sent on his merry way.

It’s not often a snared animal can free itself without causing extreme and irreversible damage. And more common, is that animals cannot free themselves at all and struggle until a very painful death. Always great to post a positive story!