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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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Suzuki Rhino Club

Suzuki Rhino Club, The Netherlands, have been incredibly supportive of the upcoming rhino translocation and, through their dedication and goodwill, have helped organise the whole translocation.  This is a massive undertaking and endeavour.  Once you know the logistics behind such a translocation, you can appreciate just how much hard work and support is necessary to achieve it. …link

Dogs and elephants

We now have four sets of wild dog puppies, one set per breeding group.

Elephants yet again broke into one of the wild dog compounds last night to get at some vegetation. …link

Infrastructure

Last week, TANAPA held the workshop for the Mkomazi National Park General Management Plan, with all stakeholders represented

JCB and labour gang are working on the rhino sanctuary extension area …read more

Maintenance of rhino sanctuary


The JCB is working on the rhino sanctuary fence-line, clearing the line.  A road gang is working on clearing the rocks by hand. …link

Outreach

We brought in a group of community leaders last week on the Rafiki wa Faru bus to see the project and the Rhino Sanctuary.  They were fortunate enough to see seven rhino, including the new female calf. …read more

Wild dog pups

Another set of wild dog pups was born last night.  We won't see them for at least a month whilst their mother suckles them in the den. …link

Tstese flies

We are working with a veterinary officer from TANAPA (Tanzania National Parks) to set out tsetse targets around the area of the rhino holding compounds and paddocks.  This will help the incoming rhino from Europe adapt slowly to tsetse flies. …link

Lioness

We spotted a lioness the other night, something that we haven't seen for a long time.  We have seen a disastrous reduction in the lion population over the past 10 years here in Mkomazi.  Poaching was a factor, to supply the trade in lions' teeth, claws and skin.  Poisoning is another major factor in their decline, significantly as a result of their encroachment on domestic stock herds. …link