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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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African wild dogs

We have the full infrastructure in place to manage, breed, vaccinate and reintroduce the wild dogs, but the feed regime is such a rigorous task as there can be no failure in the daily meat supply.  These dogs can never have enough meat and it really does add to their overall health. …read more

Rhino sanctuary

Fence repair and replacement is done on a continual basis.  Road works, drainage ditches, maintenance of existing roads are also carried out on a continual basis by the JCB, Fastrac and Cat grader. We were able to raise funds for a new digital radio system, which is a great addition to security.  The engineers are here now installing it. …read more

Aircraft 5H-DOG

The aircraft is getting a mandatory engine replacement fitted.  A factory over-hauled engine was sourced and shipped from a highly reputable company in the USA.  It is a slightly bigger engine than the existing one.  A massive amount of work has been done on the aircraft whilst it has been in the maintenance facility and this is an enormous relief. …link

TANAPA

We are working with TANAPA to build a new road from the Ngurunga Hills to Kavateta and then across to the Mbula water hole.  This will help with increased ranger patrols and it will also give easier access to tourists or TANAPA staff who are going to Maore. …read more

Wild dog

We have three new sets of wild dog puppies in the breeding compounds at Kisima. Two packs of ‘wild’ wild dogs have been seen in Mkomazi, including one pack of fourteen wild dogs that often comes close to Kisima. We reintroduced another pack of ten wild dogs on the Tsavo / Mkomazi border in February 2013 and nine were pinned down through telemetry over the first month of release in Mkomazi before they headed into Tsavo West National Park. Two ‘wild’ wild male dogs continue to be seen at our camp.  They are totally self-sufficient but are based at Kisima Camp. …link

Rhino Sanctuary

New fence posts, cantilevers and wire are being replaced and maintained throughout the whole length of the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary fence line. We are almost meeting our targets on this essential fence post replacement and we are on track with continuing this enormous task. …read more

Elephants

The dry season is taking hold here in Mkomazi.  The landscape grows ever more grey, yellow and unforgiving and the wildlife scatters to the better-watered areas of Tsavo National Park in Kenya. We have not had the same return of the elephants to Mkomazi from Tsavo as in past years.  This could either be due to the good rains that the Tsavo National Parks have enjoyed earlier in the year, or more ominously, it could be due to increased elephant poaching there.  We will not be able to tell until after the next rainy season at the beginning of next year. …read more

Rhino and Mr BRRRRR

The Rhino Sanctuary has benefitted enormously from the recent rains, with lush vegetation providing optimum nutrition for the rhinos. The orphaned elephant is now 15 months old and is browsing well.  Thomas and Zacharia, his keepers, spend many hours with him out in the bush every day as his appetite for browse continues to increase. …link