Collaborative Translocation: Safeguarding 6 African Wild Dogs to Somkhanda

African Wildlife Vets teamed up with @wildlife_act to translocate a total of 6 African wild dogs from Phongolo Nature Reserve holding boma to a holding boma in Somkhanda Game Reserve. All dogs were successfully immobilized by Dr Jen Lawrence and Dr Max Krings and safely translocated using crates. 5 of the wild dogs were fitted- continue reading –

Rogue Cheetahs Safely Returned: Aerial Teamwork in Conservation

Two cheetahs forming a coalition ventured beyond the boundaries of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park and were discovered on community land recently. Thanks to the assistance of their satellite collars and effecting monitoring by Wildlife ACT priority species monitors, pinpointing their location was a relatively straightforward task. Given the challenging and rugged terrain, a decision was made- continue reading –

Tragic Collision: Speeding Train Strikes 4 Rhinos, Prompting Emergency Response

You may or may not have seen in recent news articles, the tragic incident whereby 4 rhinos were hit by a speeding train in Phongolo Nature Reserve. Two were killed on impact and the other two were suspected to be severely injured. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife field rangers dedicated their time to findingthe injured animals. They- continue reading –

Rescue and Recovery: Lone Rhino Calf Safeguarded by Joint Conservation Efforts

A couple of weeks ago, Dr Max Krings assisted Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife game capture unit with the response to reports of a new rhino orphan. A small white rhino calf had been spotted by field rangers wandering around by itself. Dr. Krings, along with EKZNW’s game capture officer JP van Heerden, stalked the calf on- continue reading –

Working Together for Rhino Conservation: Successful Horn-Trimming Operation

“Teamwork makes dream work,” a phrase that truly resonated during last week’s remarkable mass horn-trimming operation. In a collaborative effort, African Wildlife Vets, supported by Cycle of Life joined forces with the Aspinall Foundation supported by DCM Surfaces assisted Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) in trimming the horns of 40 white rhinos. The operation- continue reading –

Lion Relocation

The Wildlife Management team from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) responded to a complaint of six lions roaming the residential area of Marloth Park on the evening of 20 June 2023. All six lions were darted and placed in a holding facility outside Nelspruit. The pride of six lions has subsequently been relocated- continue reading –

Dr Chris Smith assists MTPA with collaring black footed cat

Dr Chris Smith assisted the MTPA with collaring a black footed cat recently. The black footed cat is the smallest wild cat in Africa. Their status is “Vulnerable” on the IUCN red list of threatened species and the population is decreasing due to intraguild predation, disease and unsuitable farming practices, amongst other threats. This collaring- continue reading –