Training of tracker dog

Training of tracker dog

With the increased and improved collaboration between the Tanzanian Wildlife Authorities and Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., as well as the new guidelines being developed in regards to ‘handling wildlife species which require special attention’ things are looking up to be able to rescue and rehabilitate orphans of the endangered elephant species. Furthermore, news and awareness are spreading countrywide about the fact that the current elephant orphans under our care at the Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. are thriving and developing very well and as a noticeable result, we receive more and more alerts from the field about elephant babies seen on their own.

However, as with any rescue of an orphaned or injured animal, time is always of the essence and it takes quite long to locate the reported animal in order to treat or rescue it. This is why Elisabeth decided to train her young Siberian Shepherd to track elephants. A dog can easily conquer and track most terrains, he is quiet enough to not alert a hiding elephant and he can be easily dispatched into far-away areas, either by car, helicopter or plane. This is the way to go to make future elephant rescues more successful.

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