George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trustelephants


New rhino calf (one day old)  [more]

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]


If you want to see the news history of Mr BRRRRR, choose him from the list of categories

select category

sort articles by date


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

Elephants in the workshop

Six elephants come into the workshop every night.  We are giving them water and will do so until the beginning of the long rains …link

Wild dog pups

Wild dog pups have come up to the top of the den.  We have spotted six so far. Another alpha female in another compound is heavily pregnant. Once these pups have reached adulthood and helped their mother raise the next litter, they are ready for reintroduction back into the wild. …link

Christian the lion talk at the Museum of Natural History in New York

Tony Fitzjohn joined  John Rendall and Ace Bourke on stage at the Museum of Natural History in New York on the 19th March 2009. He concluded John and Ace's talk about Christian the lion, by bringing everyone up to date regarding Mkomazi and Kora …link


Meeting yesterday with the TANAPA ecologist for Mkomazi National Park.  We gave her maps of the park with the road networks that were produced by Nick McWilliam with support from the Royal Geographical Society and GAWPT.  We also gave her the Land Use Potential of Mkomazi, produced by G D Anderson in 1967 for the Ministry of Agriculture Research Unit …link


All the rhino were seen yesterday, including the new female calf, who was playing around at her mother's legs.  All rhino are in good shape. …link

Lone bull elephant

Yet again, the lone bull elephant has been crashing round the camp at night.  Last night he flattened one entire section of a wild dog breeding compound.  He then moved off to three other breeding compounds and flattened a few of the fence-posts on each of them.  Wild dog keepers have their work cut out for them today, repairing the fences. …link