Injured three week old Giraffe needs our help!


We were contacted by Dr. Ryan to assist with this 3 week old Giraffe that is knuckling over on his right front fetlock joint. This is a condition we see in young foals as well, when either the extensor tendon ruptures, or some of the collateral ligaments of the joint get injured. Dr. Ryan expertly

Dr. Johan treats Bloei the subadult Giraffe with a snare wound

Subadult giraffe

The STS team in South Africa were asked to attend to Bloei the subadult Giraffe. Bloei had been seen carrying her hindlimb for the last 3 weeks.   Unfortunately, due to thick bush and long grass the animal is seen irregularly and the reserve could not determine what exactly was wrong.   After a 4