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Going solo on safari in Kenya

On a solo safari, I knew I’d be missing out on the knowledge – and keen eyes – of a guide. But I wanted the adventure of driving myself and having intimate experiences with any wildlife I found.

3 ways to involve local communities in conservation

A look at how Kenya is succeeding in involving communities in conservation efforts.

Video: Protecting the world’s last three northern white rhinos

Find out more about the last remaining northern white rhinos on earth and what is being done to ensure their survival.

A tribute to Ringo the rockstar rhino

The little rhino with a big personality, who showed people just what rhinos are made of – a heart as well as a horn!

Rhino conservation and IVF at Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ol Pejeta Conservancy works hard to protect the critically endangered rhinos of Kenya.

10 things you didn’t know about Kenya this Jamhuri Day

10 things that make Kenya interesting this Jamhuri Day!

One of only 4 northern white rhinos dies at San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo has announced the death of 41-year-old Nola, one of only 4 remaining northern white rhinos.

Video: Rhino Dog Squad needs your help

Kenya’s rhinos are facing a huge poaching crisis, but there’s a team on the frontline fighting back – the Rhino Dog Squad!

Elephants held hostage in Laikipia

Young bull elephants held hostage in Laikipia after destroying crops. It is estimated that local communities lose over a US$1 million in revenue from raiding elephant in Kenya each year.

A 40th birthday in honour of a 40 year old rhino

Last male Northern white rhino

Man dedicates his birthday to the last wild, male Northern white rhino.

The last 3 of the world’s rarest rhinos are unable to breed

Najin, Fatu and Sudan, the last three northern white rhinos on earth are unable to breed.

5 reasons why wild dogs are extraordinary

After a thrilling experience of a wild dogs defending their pups we go onto explore what makes these hunters so exceptional.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy loses one of its northern white rhinos (not to poaching)

It is with great sadness that Ol Pejeta Conservancy announces the death of one of the northern white rhinos, Suni.

Ol Pejeta – thirsty for rhinos

Ol Pejeta, in Kenya’s northern Laikipia District, is East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary. It stands to reason that during my trip there for Africa Geographic – see the full feature in our May issue – that I should come

The New Year Starts with a Bang

It’s happened – today we are thrilled to confirm 2 matings for our northern white rhinos. The first mating was between Fatu and Suni (northern white on northern white). The second mating was Sudan – our oldest northern white male

Some Encouraging Signs from the Northern White Rhinos

It has been a while since we sent news from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the northern white rhinos. We decided that, instead of reporting on the same thing every two weeks, we would wait until there was some significant

Stubborn Woman, New Friends and New Housing Arrangements

Stubborn Najin We are happy to announce that Najin has finally permanently moved into the large 700 acre breeding area, by Sudan’s side. But it was easier said than done. It took our team about three weeks to get Najin

Big open spaces for the Northern Whites

A lot has happened since our last update which was sent on April 20. We sadly said goodbye to Berry White, our expert rhino whisperer, who returned home to the UK. Three of the northern whites were given access to

Rhino Translocation Week

Preparation for the Release At the start of this week the Ol Pejeta Conservancy was once again host to old and new friends from the UK and the Czech Republic. Our guests had no time to relax as we began

Reunited At Last

We have very exciting news to share this week! Last Saturday, on the 20th of March, Sudan finally got his chance to go out and rejoin Najin and Fatu in their current 400 by 400 meter enclosure. As reported last

Gentle Introductions at the Bomas

  Warming Up for the Re-Introductions Fatu and Najin, our two female northern white rhinos, have been getting extra contact with Sudan this week in an effort to slowly re-introduce the animals in preparation for the April release into the

Just another rainy and muddy week on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy!

The construction of the fence – for the rhinos’ new 701.5 acre enclosure – is ongoing. Our team is working as hard as they can to stay on schedule for the release of the rhinos the first week of April.

Unexpected Rains and Time Outside the Bomas for All

We have suffered an abnormally hot week on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which was thankfully broken by three days of unexpected rain. Rain is not usual this time of year in Kenya, and we would not expect rainfall until the

An Update on the Northern White Rhinos – Big Step for the Girls

On Wednesday, February 3rd, the two female northern white rhinos – Najin and Fatu – took their first step into the 400 x 400 meter fenced enclosure on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This really was their “first taste of Africa!”

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