Latest news of the Zannier Reserve

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Latest Achievements

The Zannier Reserve has recently achieved remarkable milestones in its conservation efforts. These include the successful relocation and reintroduction of dozens of endemic species such as caracals, four desert-adapted lions, three African bull elephants, and 14 white rhinos. The Zannier reserve’s Anti-Poaching Unit (APU), comprised of 12 expertly trained men, has maintained five years without any poaching incidents. Additionally, the creation of a ten-hectare convalescence clinic for rhinos and elephants, funded by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, offers crucial rehabilitation. Collaboration with the N/a’an ku sê Foundation has also strengthened research on human-wildlife conflicts, while daily guest activities and the Implementation Levy program ensure visitor involvement and support for ongoing conservation efforts.

Massive Moments

In April 2024, a significant operation was undertaken to enhance the safety and management of the rhinos at Zannier Reserve. Ear-notching, an essential process, was carried out on selected rhinos. This involves creating unique patterns in each rhino's ears, allowing for precise identification and monitoring. This method enables the reserve management to take immediate action if a rhino goes missing for any length of time, ensuring their ongoing safety and well-being.

Our Terrific Titan

Apollo, our extraordinary elephant with a remarkable story (see here), continues to thrive at Zannier Reserve. Rescued from a conflict situation, Apollo now enjoys a peaceful life under the careful watch of the N/a’an ku sê team. Over the years, he has grown significantly, and his tracking collar recently became too tight. Recognizing the potential discomfort, the dedicated team swiftly organized an operation to adjust the collar this spring. Thanks to their expertise, the task was completed seamlessly, ensuring Apollo’s comfort and continued health.

More about Zannier Reserve

The Zannier Reserve by Naankusê continues to be a leader in wildlife conservation, driven by its dedication to protecting endangered species and maintaining the natural beauty of Namibia. Join us in celebrating these achievements and supporting the ongoing efforts to safeguard our planet’s precious biodiversity.

Nestled on 9,000 hectares at the outskirts of Windhoek, Namibia, the Zannier Reserve by Naankusê stands as a beacon of hope and protection for the local flora and fauna. Established in 2016, this conservation reserve is dedicated to preserving biodiversity and combating the extinction of threatened species. The reserve is home to a rich variety of wildlife, including giraffes, warthogs, antelopes, ostriches, jackals, carnivores, and baboons, making it a vibrant sanctuary that plays an active conservation role in Namibia.