Tranquilising an animal is always a potentially dangerous endeavour. But darting plays a vital role in conservation and species management. Whether it is to perform a check up on a heavily pregnant zebra mare, relocate animals or identify the breeding potential of majestic sable bulls, tranquillisation by a veterinarian is still the best possible option. And the use of the immobilizing drug M99 has made tranquillisation relatively safer and easier. Although, as always with wildlife, nothing ever goes according to plan.