The Singita Grumeti Fund has been instrumental in funding, translocating and reintroducing a number of endangered and locally extinct wildlife species to both Grumeti and the wider Serengeti ecosystem.
The Grumeti Black Rhino project is projected to be a flagship conservation initiative in the region. The Singita Grumeti Fund is exploring different avenues to acquire additional rhino to accelerate the breeding and expansion program and to make a meaningful contribution to rhino conservation in the Serengeti ecosystem.
The Serengeti Wild Dogs Conservation Project aims to ensure long-term conservation of the African wild dog population in the Serengeti ecosystem. In order to achieve this, several of the most severely threatened packs of wild dogs were identified to be relocated to suitable habitats in the western part of the Serengeti National Park, where they wouldn’t be in conflict with humans and could be safely monitored by the Project. Since April 2015, two packs have been released into the Nyasirori area, southeast of Singita Sabora Tented Camp. Due to a very unfortunate viral attack of canine distemper the one pack has perished. The Singita Grumeti Fund is working toward finding more solutions to contribute to the protection of wild dogs in the area.
Greater Kudu Reintroduction
The latest reintroduction project involves returning the locally extinct Greater Kudu to Grumeti. Having recently received final government approvals, this exciting conservation initiative is expected to be completed in the latter part of 2018, subject to funding.
The wild dogs that were successfully reintroduced to the reserve now consist of two packs of 17, including seven pups