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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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Wild dogs

The four alpha female wild dogs in the breeding compounds have all given birth.  Pups are still underground in the dens but should start coming to the surface this week …link

Rhino sanctuary extension

Work on the Rhino Sanctuary extension continues with:

  • the construction of a security outpost in the extension area
  • a newly graded, cambered and channeled fence line
  • fence posts drilled by hand to take the wires
  • fence posts secured into the holes in the ground
  • …link

    Escapee

    Full details here …link

    Rhino transmitters

    Dr Peter Morkel has spent a few days in Mkomazi, firstly to change the transmitters in the horns of the three Czech rhino.   The original transmitter lifespans were coming to an end and we have now bought transmitters from a company in the USA with a much longer lifespan …link

    Elephant

    When Tony was flying a couple of weeks ago, he saw about 250 elephants just on the other side of the Rhino Sanctuary, near where Jipe's camp used to be.  They were drinking and grazing on some swampy land which is a result of the extended rains. …read more

    Wild dogs

    We are now awaiting to see if the alpha female wild dogs start to breed again.  They normally give birth in April or May.  Once the next litters of pups are born, then the process of reintroducing the previous litters of pups (now sub-adults) can begin …link

    Rhinos

    All the rhinos are in good shape.  The three Czech rhino have adjusted well.  We are re-spraying the tsetse targets to keep numbers of tsetse down to allow them a gradual adjustment.  We supplemented their food for eight months during the dry season but they now only browse on the Mkomazi vegetation. …link