SPECIAL OFFER ON THIS WEEKEND'S WINE TASTING SAFARI
For only Ksh 15400 per person sharing, you can enjoy an amazing weekend at #JamboMutaraCamp sampling the best wines and gin in one of Kenya's most beautiful wilderness areas. To book your space, please contact us on email@example.com
Are you an avid photographer? Sign up for an Ol Pejeta Photographic Workshop.
Ol Pejeta and Ian Aitken Photography Tours have worked closely to develop a series of photographic workshops to challenge and improve your photographic skills with exclusive access to the behind the scenes working of the award winning Conservancy. This is a world away from the usual tourist scramble. The next workshop will be held from 26th November to 3rd December 2018. Book now. here: http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/get-involved/photographic-tours/
This weekend (21st-22nd September), our partners @jambochesterhotels are hosting a wine and gin tasting at their luxurious Jambo Mutara Tented Camp. Hosted by Diane Chimboza, the wine tasting will feature a wide selection of the best wines and gins from south Africa.
Amazing views, exceptional wildlife sightings and an assortment of the best wine and gin in the bush for 2 days. A must attend event.
A couple of years ago, Ol Pejeta and @helpingrhinos approached Internationally renowned wildlife artist @karen_laurence_rowe_art to paint a portrait of Sudan, a suitable memorial on canvas that would help to preserve his magnificent but tragic story. Her watercolour expertly captures the essence of Sudan, from the gentle vastness of his cherished frame to the terrible loneliness as the last male of his kind. Prints of the painting are available to buy now on helpingrhinos.org (LINK IN BIO) for just £37.50 / $50.00. Proceeds from the sales will all go to support rhino conservation on Ol Pejeta.
In July this year, we asked for your support to convert one of our diesel powered boreholes to solar. We are happy to announce that our second solar-powered water pump has been switched on at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. We are one step closer to our goal of using only renewable energy by 2023.
We'd like to thank the many donors who participated in the GlobalGiving Campaign, whose support has enabled water to flow at the Nyumba Nne borehole. It's one of the most important water sites on the Conservancy and with this new technology we will have savings of US$ 7,000 in the next 12 months. This money will be spent on keeping our rhinos safe.
Read the latest update on the project here(Link in Bio) :https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/solar-rhino/updates
For the past 9 months, we have had people from all corners of the world participating in the first ever Virtual Ultra Marathon; to raise funds to improve the welfare of rhino rangers.
Heather Le Duc from Canada, is one of the participants in The For Rangers Virtual Ultra, and she has completed the 1,245 marathon route via cycling. Even after completing the entire race circuit, Heather has continued cycling and has just passed over 1,800 kilometres.
More here: http://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/canadian-conservationist-bikes-for-rhino-rangers/
Two weeks ago, we shared with you the exciting news of Bella’s seamless introduction to Jane, one of the resident females at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. We are now pleased to report that only a few days ago, Bo was also successfully integrated with Jane.
Our caregiver and veterinary teams had attempted to introduce Bo to Jane two weeks ago alongside Bella but she was wary of responding to Jane’s friendly overtures; forcing us to delay her integration process. Her reserved nature can be attributed to her lengthy period in isolation in Guinea Bissau, after her entire family was hunted down for bushmeat. On Friday last week, Sanctuary staff made another attempt to introduce Bo to Jane. Thankfully, their meeting culminated in the two striking up a close friendship.
The video above illustrates the playful friendship that has developed between Bo, Bella and Jane, who are now in the same enclosure.
Over the next few weeks, Bo and Bella will get introduced to Akela, Mano, Bahati and Roy and we hope that they will develop similarly loving friendships. Given their traumatic past, we are taking it one day at a time. Chimpanzees are territorial creatures and it is imperative to ensure they gain favour with each chimpanzee at Sweetwaters gradually.
@russellrhino_ is an international clothing brand dedicated to raising awareness for rhinos. Founded in January 2018, the brand has many different designs and styles. And what’s amazing about this company is that 20% of every sale goes to our conservation partner @helpingrhinos.
Last month, we received t-shirts from Russel Rhino for the northern white rhino caregivers. The rangers were thrilled by this donation and wore it proudly. Ol Pejeta is privileged to partner with a brand with such a strong commitment to rhino conservation.
Russell Rhino's mission is to build a better brighter future for rhinos. You can buy some of their apparel here - https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/RussellRhino/ - Stylish clothing for a great cause.
The African spoonbill’s preferred habitat is water. They have long, thin feet specially adapted to enable them to wade through the water. They stand approximately three feet tall with a wingspan of around feet (1.2metres) in length. African spoonbills, true to their name, call much of the African continent and Madagascar home. They have claimed territory everywhere across the continent.
Surprisingly, African spoonbills are introverts. They are pretty shy and prefer to associate with their own kind. They may socialize in small groups of three to five others. But, that group may be nestled in a larger gathering of up to 1000 birds including not only spoonbills, but heron, ibis and flamingos. Like most introverts, though, even if they keep to themselves, they are still paying attention. They do not have a distinctive call or even make much noise at all unless they feel threatened.
An African spoonbill will dip its long, flat bill into the water and move it back and forth looking for fish, mollusks, crustaceans, insects and larvae. It will snap up a tasty treat into its signature bill and jerk its head back to swallow. By feeding on small fish, insects and invertebrates, they help to control these populations. The average lifespan of a spoonbill is 15 years in the wild. In captivity, they can live up to 17 years. Spoonbills have a stable population do not appear to be much threatened although they still face imminent pressures due to man's increasing encroachment on their natural habitat.