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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. [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. [more]

Rhinos With the help of Daryll Pleasants of White Paw Training, we have brought in two tracker dogs (Belgian Mallinois breed) to help with the anti-poaching patrols for the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary.  TANAPA are supportive of this and their Chief Park Warden, Ecologist and Veterinary Officers have been here to help advise on this new project.  The tracker dogs are still young and in training and we have had fantastic help with both highly skilled training and the provision of equipment from Daryll and Donna Pleasants.  The tracker dog team also went to Lake Manyara in Tanzania and Ol Pejeta Ranch in Kenya for initial training. [more]

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20 Feb 2012 - Wild dog
20 Feb 2012 - Rhino sanctuary
20 Feb 2012 - Orphaned, baby elephant
30 Jan 2012 - Internal fence
30 Jan 2012 - Community works
30 Jan 2012 - Wild dog

Orphaned, baby elephant

On Friday in the late afternoon, our night guard (Ephraim) was woken up by a banging on the door and a screeching.  The door then was pushed open and in walked a tiny baby elephant, only a couple of weeks old, dehydrated, thin and very distressed.  We managed to get him up to our camp and into a stable.  With advice from Richard Moller and Vanessa, we rehydrated him for about 48 hours until we were able to get the SMA Gold milk powder which is the best formula milk for orphaned baby elephants.  We do not know what happened to his mother.  A few days earlier, a herd of elephant cows and calves had passed close to the camp, but even on a flying recce afterwards, we could not see them.  Friends in Dar and Arusha (Tina Sutton and Sara Ashby) managed to source the SMA Gold milk powder and he is now drinking this and is looking in better shape.  He is calm and hydrated and is constantly with Ombeni (our carpenter) who is his companion.  We are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best and doing our best, although we simply don't know how this will go