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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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13 Jul 2011 - Wild dogs

Wild dogs

The two new litters of wild dog pups are doing well to date.  We will undertake further reintroductions towards the end of the year when the yearling litters have helped their mothers raise the subsequent litters of pups.  We were visited recently by TAWIRI (Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute) and discussed reintroductions and breeding at length.  We have advised them on our methods and thoughts for reintroductions into other areas

Very sadly we lost six wild dogs to aflatoxin poisoning from a contaminated feed supplement, which was an awful setback.  We were fortunate enough to be able to send one of the dogs (by air) to Seronera in the Serengeti where a team of seven international vets undertook an autopsy and diagnosed aflatoxin poisoning. Feed samples and tissue samples were sent to Nairobi for analysis to confirm these findings.  We have managed to feed a large number of wild dogs in a very remote area of Tanzania every day without fail for sixteen years, so this was quite a shock.  Thankfully, it was diagnosed at the very earliest stage and therefore we were able to stop the feed immediately