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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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KWS elephant survey released

In conjunction with IFAW and CITES, Kenya Wildlife Services conducted a six day aerial census on elephants and large mammals. The full media release can be read here …link

Water tanker

The 40 year old Bedford water tanker is on its last legs so we are looking to replace it with a water bowser towable behind a tractor …link

Rhino

The rhinos are in good shape.  The loss to poaching of the rhino in the Serengeti National Park has led to a further review of the Mkomazi security systems, with additional outposts being constructed and manned …link

Wild dog

The four alpha females in the wild dog breeding compounds are pregnant.  A group of 20 month old dogs were taken to the Mlima Jipe compounds for reintroduction to the wild …link

Wildlife increasing under TANAPA

We had good rains in Mkomazi over November and December with additional heavy showers intermittently throughout the first half of January.  The vegetation is therefore still green although will soon start to dry out. Since TANAPA took over from the Wildlife Division in 2008, wildlife numbers are on the increase.  Herds of oryx, zebra, buffalo, elephant, impala, eland and kongoni are all settling.  Lion are heard at night at Maore and Kisima …link

Rafiki wa Faru bus

The Rafiki wa Faru bus trips are taking place regularly and the schools are queuing up for a place on the bus for their form 1 pupils …link

Wild dogs

Wild dog reintroductions have started with the older adults.  Merial have just donated their next batch of specialised vaccine for canine distemper.  An old alpha male has died at the age of 10 years …link

Rhino sanctuary fence extension

The Rhino Sanctuary fence extension is finally completed.  It took two years to construct  nine kilometres of electrified, alarmed, 10 foot high fence with a cantilever in very difficult thick vegetation.  This new extension area is also protected by a new security outpost, so this upgrades the overall security of the entire Rhino Sanctuary.  WildiZe Foundation donated the outpost and the radio communications. …link