News & events

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

Field mission – Giraffe rescue

Field mission – Giraffe rescue

The vets were called to help a giraffe that was trapped in a snare and in close and good collaboration with TAWIRI and TAWA they were able to rescue this incredible Read more

Success story giraffe rescue

Success story giraffe rescue

Remember the rescued giraffe...? About two years ago, this animal was rescued, because it had a wire snare around its neck which caused a deep wound. This giraffe was just spotted in best condition! We are very Read more

Buffalo rehabilitation and release

Buffalo rehabilitation and release

Success story: Buffalo Release. We couldn’t be happier! And we think "our" Nyati feels the same. This buffalo was rescued as a tiny calf and over the last 4 years grew into a strong cow, full of spirit and life. Every day, she was turned out with our cattle, aiming to get her fit and strong, Read more

Field mission – Rhino calf rescue

Field mission – Rhino calf rescue

In 2018, a rhino mother and her calf were attacked by a large pride of lions in the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. The rhino mother tried her hardest to protect her calf, but eventually had to flee to save her own life. The calf was left behind and was now a target for the lions. Safari guides Read more

Field mission – Eland Rescue

Field mission – Eland Rescue

In December 2018 Kilimanjaro Animal CREW rescued an Eland antelope that was injured by poachers with a machete, in West Kilimanjaro/Enduimet Wildlife Management Area Read more

Field mission – Elephant Rescue

Field mission – Elephant Rescue

September 2018 Elephant rescue - follow this success! We consider the protection and rescue of wildlife as one of our main duties! Thank you for this opportunity, only possible with your help, and due to the cooperation between the Tanzanian Wildlife Divisions and our Kilimanjaro Animal CREW. We Read more

Training elephants for medical care

Training elephants for medical care

The last two weeks were really exciting for us. Two elephant trainers from Mexico, Gerardo and Rodrigo, visited Riziki and Ndarakwai, the two rescued elephants. They helped us to build a safe training wall and started a training program in protected contact. This is especially important when it Read more

Awareness and Education

Awareness and Education

The Eden Garden Education Trust visited our Bush School and Center. We strongly believe that conservation requires education and experience. If children get hands-on-experience, as they do when visiting our Center, it is something that they will keep in their minds and hearts. It might be the way Read more

Marabou Stork Paulchen is happy

Marabou Stork Paulchen is happy

Barbara is back in Tanzania... And who is most happy? Of course apart from us all at Makoa - it is Paulchen, the Marabou Stork. Paulchen probably regrets most part of the year that he has chosen a migratory human as his Read more

Field mission – Cheetah rescue, Handsome

Field mission – Cheetah rescue, Handsome

Rescue of an injured cheetah at TPC Namalok Reserve! There is a very positive move with the government authorities to improve rapid rescue of injured wildlife. A first check-up of the cheetah proved that he was too weak to be immobilized and we decided that he needed food supply for 3 weeks. Read more

Professional dog sitter

Professional dog sitter

"Gifti", our resident vervet monkey, is our professional dogsitter. She is meeting her new group of puppies. The next days she will be really busy with looking after them, grooming and of course giving lots of TLC - tender loving Read more

Lunch time for elephants!

Lunch time for elephants!

Pretty lively by now and the internal watch says "LUNCHTIME". Little Ndarakwai is keen to be first, however, his portion is reserved for him and Riziki will be taken aside for some training, to give the little boy sufficient time to finish his Read more