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Baby Zebra "Ox" recovering well after leopard attack

Jan 31, 2019

Baby Zebra

An UPDATE on “Ox” the baby zebra.

After being attacked by a leopard, his mum walked him, with serious neck and leg injuries to the front gate of a local safari lodge, Khaya Ndlovu. After 3 days, the owners felt his mum was asking for help. And veterinary help has arrived.

So, after his bite wounds were flushed and drained, he’s now been switched to a new antibiotic and the infection on his neck has begun to resolve. The biggest concern is now his front right leg. An x-ray has now confirmed that the bite caused a small fracture (and infection) in one of the small bones just above his hoof.

So it’s now a mix of supportive splinting (aka Ox Socks) and aggressive antibiotics to give Ox the best chance of overcoming both obstacles and returning to the wild. And yes, he’s still hungry/thirsty for that milk. Which right now is the best sign of all...