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New orphaned elephant calf This calf was left behind when an elephant herd was chased off some crops. The message from camp is: [more]

Eliska has arrived safely Letter from Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express [more]

Letter to DHL employees re rhino (Eliska) translocation One of the things of which I am most proud is the support DHL has given to supporting animal conservation. [more]

Rhino translocation The upcoming rhino translocation of Eliska (booked for next week) is now fully arranged and DHL are doing an amazing job of organising their side of everything, including donating the flight, which is the most massive contribution. Dvur Kralove Zoo in Czech Republic and the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) are in constant communication, and the move is being filmed by Maverick. DHL are organising the social media and the hasktag #DHLRhino will be in evidence on Twitter. [link]

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New orphaned elephant calf

This calf was left behind when an elephant herd was chased off some crops. The message from camp is:

He is the friendliest little guy you could imagine but has a long and uncertain road ahead. There is a two inch wide, and one and a half inch deep, wound on his scrotum that is full of maggots. We are treating this by removing the maggots by hand and with hydrogen peroxide, betadine and tetracycline spray. He is getting antibiotic and vitamin B injections and his stool is being monitored closely, and his milk adjusted daily. He also has mouth ulcers and an obviously compromised immune system. He is in poorly shape. …read more

Eliska has arrived safely

Letter from Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express

Our young, black African rhino, Eliska (or Eli), is safely settled into her new home in Tanzania, the fourth rhino we’ve transported to the National Park following Monduli, Grumeti and Zawadi. Who, by the way, have already given birth to baby rhino calves, helping to improve the number of these incredible, yet endangered creatures… …read more

Letter to DHL employees re rhino (Eliska) translocation

One of the things of which I am most proud is the support DHL has given to supporting animal conservation.

Over the last few years DHL has moved over twenty rare and endangered creatures to places of safety and sanctuary and this weekend we are taking care of one more. …read more

Rhino translocation

The upcoming rhino translocation of Eliska (booked for next week) is now fully arranged and DHL are doing an amazing job of organising their side of everything, including donating the flight, which is the most massive contribution. Dvur Kralove Zoo in Czech Republic and the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) are in constant communication, and the move is being filmed by Maverick. DHL are organising the social media and the hasktag #DHLRhino will be in evidence on Twitter. …link

Royal rhino

This article appeared in the Times recently. …link

Outreach

GAWPT has always wanted to help construct a VTC.  With the great backing and support of the Suzuki Rhino Club, we were able to raise funds from the Suzuki Rhino Club ambassadors, the Watoto Foundation, Wilde Ganzen and the Fentener van Vlissingens.  Noud van Hout of the Watoto Foundation has overseen all the construction of the VTC and this is nearing completion. …read more

Park infrastructure

TANAPA very kindly lent us their bulldozer to put in a water pan close to our camp, to be used hopefully by the small elephant herds that move around our camp for many months of the year.  TANAPA have also constructed a water pan in between their HQ and our camp in an area called Norbanda, and this is now used by wildlife, most significantly the small elephant herds. …read more

Wild dogs and Mr BRRRRR

The wild dogs are breeding well and we have recently taken a family of 6 wild dogs (3 brothers, 3 sisters) over to the reintroduction compound on the Tsavo / Mkomazi border for release. …read more