Poaching is a problem rife throughout Africa. Late last year, there was an attempted rhino poaching incident on Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in Laikipia.
This young rhino was spotted by the conservancy rangers. He had been darted (from the ground) with poison – a new tactic that the poaches in Kenya are adopting.
The anti poaching rapid response team was called for assistance, together with the Tropic Air helicopter, which is key in getting the team mobilised to the site quickly!
Thankfully, with quick action and response, the young rhino recovered fully. Tropic Air remains committed to working with anti-poaching teams in Northern Kenya, providing helicopter support.