Zebra saved from deadly snare

The animal recovered quickly and rejoined the herd

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A zebra was saved from being strangled to death on a snare by a rescue team.

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KaiNav Conservation Foundation's S.N.A.R.E team were undertaking a routine illegal snare clearing operation in Tswaing Meteorite Crater Nature Reserve in Gauging Province, South Africa, when they spotted the zebra struggling in the snare.

Calling in wildlife veterinarians to assist with darting and treatment of the animal, the KaiNav team kept a watchful eye on the zebra for four hours until the veterinarian team arrived.

Within four minutes of treatment the zebra had recovered and trotted off to join the rest of the herd.

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