National Bongo Task Force Meeting July 2010

National Bongo Task Force Meeting July, 22, 2010 KWS Headquarters, Nyeri, Kenya The National Bongo Task Force (BTF) regrouped for another meeting on July 22 at the KWS Aberdare Headquarters in Nyeri, Kenya. In addition to Official Task Force members, Dr. Jake Veasey,...

Mount Kenya Bongo Project Update

A two-year drought ended a few months ago in Kenya with some much need rainfall. To further aid the drought relief, the long rains have now begun in the Mount Kenya and Laikipia District. Things are going well with the Bongo herd at the Mount Kenya Wildlife...

New satellite transmitter is ready.

The new bongo satellite transmitters have been acquired. The new design has a very substantial antenna and will mount on the backside of the bongo’s horn. This will be a great improvement over the first transmitter which became inoperable after the antenna failed....

New Developments for Tracking Bongo!

If you have visited the gallery section you will have seen some photos of our initial trial of a satellite transmitter or PTT installed on a male bongo last year. Using satellite transmitters on wildlife is not new to wildlife conservation management. However, the...

A Bongo Kaleidoscope – as observed by Lilli

10 May 2008 – Ajabu’s big day. In the lush surroundings of her beautiful forest home at Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, she has chosen this day for the arrival of her firstborn. Nature sees to it that, instinctively, mother and young will always find each other but...

Bongos Out & About

These are some of the latest youngsters born to the resident herd of Bongo bred at the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy. Only separated by a few months in age, these young animals have formed a friendship that will last for life. As seen here, only one “teenage”...