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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 wild dogs are in good shape.  We are starting on the vaccinations for the 20 pups (3 vaccinations for both rabies and canine distemper) undertaken within a 3 month period.  We are also carrying out the annual re-vaccinations (booster) on the adults. …read more

Rhino

Lee, one of our resident female rhinos that arrived in 2001, has had her first calf!  A female. We are absolutely delighted.  All our resident adult females have now bred (with the exception of the new female from the Czech Republic who is just four years old). The Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary now holds 13 rhino (8 female and 5 male). …read more

Wildlife

Elephants have finally moved further away from the base camp to seek water from the larger lakes on the Kenya border. Eland have now settled near the base camp, the first time we have seen them so close for about 10 years. Every night we see warthogs and porcupines visiting the kitchen!
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Environmental Education Programme

Environmental Education Programme (Rafiki wa Faru) is going well.  Two trips a week are underway for the 15 year old secondary school pupils from the villages around the national park.  Most of the pupils are lucky enough to see a rhino as these are the dry months and the rhino are more visible. …link

Wild dogs

Wild dog pups are all doing very well.  Total number of pups so far is 21.  These will be the groups that will be reintroduced into the wild next year, when they have helped their mother raise the next litter. …link

Czech rhinos

The older two rhino from Czechoslovakia (female and male) have now been released into a large paddock and an even larger paddock will soon be opened up for them.  The young male will then have the middle sized paddock to himself.  This all takes time and patience. All the other resident wild rhino are in good condition. Work goes on apace putting in the new extension to the Rhino Sanctuary.  This is a massive civil engineering undertaking and the Tanzanian personnel are doing a very good job. …link

Czech rhino video

A short video of the journey untertaken by the three Czech rhinos can be seen on the Suzuki Rhino Club website. Click on the arrow that says "Bekjik de film van het transport". Suzuki in The Netherlands are major donors to the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust …link

Three new rhinos arrive from Czech Republic

The three black rhinos (subspecies Diceros bicornis michaeli) were donated to the Director of Wildlife, under the care of the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary and the Trust, by the Dvur Kralove Zoo, Czech Republic. The original proposal was put together by Dr Hamish Currie of Back to Africa, Dr Dana Holeckova, the Director of the Dvur Kralove Zoo and the Trust.  Dr Pete Morkel undertook the translocation …read more