Naturinda was caught in a snare in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda last month. She was darted, had the snare removed and treated. Since then the @thewcs field team have been monitoring her and the rest of her pride. Unfortunately, she has separated from her pride and has not been seen for two weeks. At the moment, it is not known if she has survived or not. Finding her is not easy, because she is not collared. The field team is searching hard for her, and we will give you an update as soon as we hear news.
This incident emphasizes the severity of the threat posed to African wildlife from the bushmeat poaching and snaring scourge. Tackling this threat is a key component of the LRF strategy. We remain hopeful that Naturinda is alive and will report back soon. We acknowledge the hard work of the Uganda Wildlife Authority and partners such as @thewcs to tackle this and other conservation threats.