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Rhino sanctuary Fence repair and replacement is done on a continual basis.  Road works, drainage ditches, maintenance of existing roads are also carried out on a continual basis by the JCB, Fastrac and Cat grader. We were able to raise funds for a new digital radio system, which is a great addition to security.  The engineers are here now installing it. [more]

African wild dogs We have the full infrastructure in place to manage, breed, vaccinate and reintroduce the wild dogs, but the feed regime is such a rigorous task as there can be no failure in the daily meat supply.  These dogs can never have enough meat and it really does add to their overall health. [more]

Mr BRRRRR Our orphaned elephant does well. He is now two years old!  It has certainly been an intensive period.  He will continue to be milk dependant for another year or so, and then we will slowly wean him over the following year or two.  We have moved him over to the old elephant compound that was originally constructed to house the 27 year old zoo-raised elephant (Nina) that we took from a zoo and reintroduced back into the wild. [more]

Outreach Our environmental education programme goes well with an average of about 800 people visiting here every year on our specially adapted bus to see the work going on and learn about the black rhino and African wild dog.  The day is tightly structured and carefully choreographed and the feedback has been fantastic. [more]

Born Wild

Tony Fitzjohn's book was released by Penguin in September 2011. Orders may be placed at all good book shops and online retailers. Please note: the book is NOT available from The George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust

Born Wild - the extraordinary story of one man's passion for lions and for Africa

'Hugely compelling and funnily written...From tragedies of the worst kind to triumphs unimaginable, he's a true pioneer making up solutions to situations as he goes along.' 
Martin Clunes

'Brilliant, truly brilliant. I was hooked. It was inspiring, moving and exciting. He is the last of the swashbuckling conservationists who has selflessly devoted his life to the people and the wildlife of Africa. A true African adventure of epic proportions. It makes me want to give up everything and move to Africa'.
Ben Fogle

Sometimes a thriller, sometimes a love story and at others a howl of despair, Born Wild is the moving story of how one man stood up for the world’s most beautiful and endangered creatures.

Born Wild is a story of passion, adventure and skulduggery on the frontline of African conservation. Following Tony Fitzjohn's journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, the heart of the story is a series of love affairs with the world’s most beautiful and endangered creatures – affairs that so often end in pain, for to succeed in re-introducing a lion or leopard to the wild is to be deprived of their companionship

Tony tells of his twenty years in Kenya with George Adamson of Born Free fame - a time of discovery, isolation and frequent danger living far from civilisation. And when he was prevented from re-introducing any more animals into the wild and made unwelcome in the country he loved, Tony had to start anew in Tanzania.

Tony Fitzjohn has spent over forty years re-introducing lions, leopards, rhinos and African Hunting Dogs to the wild. He is one of the world’s leading field experts on the relationship between man and African wildlife. He was awarded the OBE by the Queen and the Order of the Golden Ark by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands for his services to wildlife