Otis’ Treatment After Lion Attack

Dr. Johan, team STS and Dr Andy Fraser, recently treated Otis on his wounds. Otis is suffering from an uncomplicated radius fracture and he also has several wounds which have not healed, following a lion attack last year. Unfortunately these wounds are on the bend of the elbow, and quite difficult to suture, due to

Dr Johan and the Curious Case of the Komodo Dragon

Sometimes the STS team gets called out to assist with some unusual patients. Komodo dragons, or Komodo monitors, are the largest, heaviest lizards in the world — and one of the few with a venomous bite. Therefore, Dr. Johan, was quite apprehensive and nervous when asked to share a room with this 50 kg large

Abandoned Elephant Calf Found

The STS Team recently attended to this 6-week-old elephant calf. We found that he was strangely abandoned by his herd, also in one of our national parks. The gait of his left hindlimb was abnormal. Therefore, we proceeded to take radiographs of the limb – not always so easy. Luckily, the attending vet Dr Rogers,

STS to be working with Flying for Freedom

STS are proud to be working with Tokkie Botes from Flying for Freedom. He and the Flying for Freedom team do not do the glamorous wildlife jobs – they collect forensic evidence from carcasses in the hope that the evidence can lead to arrests.