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It was great to welcome two of the Suzuki Rhino Club (The Netherlands) members to Mkomazi with their wives. Sadly, they were unable to see a rhino because of the recent (and unseasonal) rain which has left so much ground water and lush vegetation, so the rhino have scattered into the thick bush. The trackers must have a visual sighting of every rhino once a day so duty rotas are critical to this, as pinning down a rhino in this vegetation is hard work.
We are booking in another 27 school pupils and 2 teachers for visits to the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary and Environmental Education Centre for next week. …link
Bedford lorry is on duty re-supplying all the security outposts with water. This normally takes 2 days to achieve as the distances are so immense. …link
Elephants on the firebreak at the back of camp, including Nina's 5 year old bull calf. We can always tell when he is around before we actually see him because he makes such a racket. He has integrated into a small group of adult bulls and looks in excellent health. …read more
Tony is in Kora National Park, Kenya at Campi ya Simba, George Adamson's old camp. GAWPT rebuilt this camp a few years ago and now Tony is looking at what recent refurbishment needs to be done as well as infrastructural work needing to be done to turn it into a museum/memorial to George. …link
Two tractors are clearing the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary fence line after the rains - one working on the inside of the fence line and the other on the outside of the fence line. The EAZA Rhino Campaign, through Save the Rhino, donated one of these tractors (Massey Ferguson) in 2008 and the other Massey Ferguson tractor was donated by GAWPT in 1990 at the very beginning of The Mkomazi Project. …link