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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]

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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