Kenyan Wardens Save Zebra With Rare Skin Cancer (photos)

Wildlife vets in Kenya’s Nairobi National Park have removed a facial growth on a zebra that was found to be a rare type of skin cancer.

The condition, called squamous cell carcinoma, had formed a crust under the zebra’s left ear.

The Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is reportedly the second most common form of skin cancer. It is caused on parts of the skin that is damaged by UV rays from the sun, and not bad lifestyle habits.


It was removed by surgical excision, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), and the zebra is expected to make a complete recovery.

The tweet reads;

“Our veterinary team responded to a report of a zebra with a face growth at junction 10 – Nairobi National Park. The pendunculated mass was found to be cancerous, a rare type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. The mass was removed by surgical excision and we expect a complete recovery,”


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