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Kiteto meets Malamboni

Kiteto meets Malamboni

Big day for little Kiteto! She made such good progress in the last week that we decided it was time for her to get discharged from the ICU and let her join the others at the Elephant House for the night. The video shows Kiteto meeting Malamboni for the first time! Not captured in the video is how Read more

Developing Strategies and Guidelines

Developing Strategies and Guidelines

In December 2020, Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. participated in the workshop to develop guidelines for handling wildlife species which require special attention. A two-day workshop developing strategies and guidelines with TAWA, NCAA, TAWIRI, Grumeti and TANAPA. This resulted in developing Read more

Zebra rescue, Kwanza

Zebra rescue, Kwanza

Kwanza was spotted on the 1st of January, as the foal was on its own following a herd of cattle within the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The Warden was contacted and he got hold of the C.R.E.W. who immediately sent a car to rescue this little foal. Being the first rescue of the new year, Read more

Workshop at the NCAA, 2020

Workshop at the NCAA, 2020

In February 2020, Kilimanjaro Animal CREW held a workshop at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCAA) about rescue, caretaking of rehabilitated animals and medical training. We organised a program for two days, consisting of training, presentations and lectures for 25 NCAA officers and rangers. We Read more

Elephant rescue, Malamboni

Elephant rescue, Malamboni

On the 19th of November 2020, this little bull calf was found in a deep hole by villagers of a place in central Tanzania, called Malamboni, close to Manyoni. They alerted TAWA (Tanzania Wildlife Authority) rangers who quickly came to the rescue and pulled the elephant out of the hole. Since there Read more

Zebra rescue, Engerai

Zebra rescue, Engerai

On the 10th of November 2020, a Maasai herder was walking outside his village (within the Enduimet WMA area) and noticed a pack of domestic dogs chasing and attacking a very young zebra foal. By the time he got to the foal, it had collapsed. He was kind enough to rescue the baby zebra and take it Read more

Elephant rescue, Maswa

Elephant rescue, Maswa

This little calf was rescued on the 23rd of August 2020, as she had fallen into a well close to Mwiba Ranch, in the Maswa Region (roughly between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti) and couldn't get back out. The herd had abandoned her after fruitless efforts of retrieving her. With the help Read more

Field mission – treating wild elephant

Field mission – treating wild elephant

In July 2020, the KILI CREW received a call for help from the Enduiment Wildlife Management Area (WMA). They had seen an adult male elephant bull that could hardly walk anymore..... Luckily, Dr Elisabeth happened to be in the Enduimet WMA already, but it still took several hours to locate the Read more

Rescue & release of egrets

Rescue & release of egrets

We are thrilled to tell you about our success story! If you remember, in March 2020, we rescued about a 100 egrets and herons. 3 months later they are healthy enough to fly back into nature... where they Read more

Release of Augur Buzzard

Release of Augur Buzzard

We are thrilled to announce the release of the Augur buzzard that was brought to us after having flown into an electric fenceline and being electrocuted. We are very happy that he made full recovery and wish him a very safe and delightful life Read more

Rescued Buffalo, 2020

Rescued Buffalo, 2020

In October 2020, we were called out to Mountsainside Farm in West Kilimanjaro to help a young Buffalo that had been injured by a wire snare. The snare had caught the buffalo around his neck and over his head, squeezing his one eye badly. Due to his eye-sight being heavily impacted, the young bull Read more

Training of tracker dog

Training of tracker dog

Innovative elephant-tracking method July 2020 Whether natural causes or injuries inflicted by human kind (due to poaching attempts or retaliation for lost crops) is irrelevant. Elephants are endangered and are included in the Appendix II of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Read more

Dr Jane Goodall partners with Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. 2020

Dr Jane Goodall partners with Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. 2020

In January 2020, a visit by Dr Jane Goodall marked the partnership between the Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.’s Bush School and her Roots and Shoots program. We believe conservation initiatives have to go hand-in-hand with education and awareness programs to enable any real impact in the long run. Read more