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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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New rhinos!

We are now awaiting the arrival of the three black rhino from the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, a donation to the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary by The Aspinall Foundation.  DHL are flying the animals out to Tanzania as a donation to the project.  We are immensely grateful to The Aspinall Foundation, DHL and Tusk Trust for putting this incredible rhino translocation together …link

TANAPA

TANAPA and the Trust continue to work very closely on all aspects of the management of Mkomazi National Park and the various programmes that the Trust undertakes. …link

Semu meets the Queen

Semu, our rhino sanctuary manager,  met the Queen at Chester Zoo yesterday (see photo gallery) and they had a bit of a chat!  As you do when you have come all the way from Mkomazi! …link

Mr BRRRRR has started teething

He is doing fine, but currently going through teething.  So we are keeping our fingers crossed that he makes it through this tough time.  Daphne Sheldrick has advised us that teething can be a very vulnerable period for orphaned elephants as without their mother's milk, their immunity is very low. …link

Gonja Secondary School

We have given a further donation of cement and roofing sheets to Gonja Secondary School for their new science block and are looking into the possibility (in the long term) of helping the school add on a vocational college for tertiary education.  This would involve education in skills such as mechanics, electrical works, plumbing and carpentry. …link

Wild dogs

Wild dogs are all in good shape.  An alpha female has recently given birth to pups although we will not see them emerge from the den until they are about a month old …link

Czech rhinos

Deborah, Jamie and the calf Hilla have now moved into their new and much larger section.  Jabu has been moved into Deborah and Jamie's old section, where we hope to provide him with one or two females from the resident group. The Czech rhinos were moved with the use of water pans and carrots …link

Baby elephant latest

Our new baby elephant continues to do well. His keepers, Ombeni and Thomas, call him Mr BRRRRR because of the noise he makes when he meets them. The best case scenario would be for him to go the Sheldricks in Kenya as rearing baby elephants, which need milk (preferably their mother's) for the first two years of life, is extremely difficult. There is a meeting with TANAPA next week to see if we can obtain the necessary permits to get him there. …link