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20/09/2023

Djongo & Mayombe - an epic love story

Deep in the Gabonese jungle, an island romance has captured the hearts of everyone at The Aspinall Foundation. A tale of two souls born in captivity and forming the bonds of companionship and family in the freedom of their ancestral homelands. An...

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30/06/2023

More Siamang Arrive at our Centre

Although our Siamang Rehabilitation Centre in South Sumatra has only been operational for a few months we now have seven rescued siamang in the quarantine phase, with two more still waiting to be transferred from West Java.

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18/04/2023

Siamang Rehabilitation Centre Operational

We are delighted to announce our Siamang Rehabilitation Centre in South Sumatra is operational. A formal opening ceremony will take place in a few weeks but there are already five rescued siamang in residence, with two more awaiting transfer from...

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03/03/2023

Field Update: South Africa - Nairo & Ava's cubs

Remember Nairo the much-loved Kent-born cheetah who was rewilded from Howletts Wild Animal Park? The four cubs that Nairo sired in his new life in the wild are thriving under the endless skies of South Africa's Great Karoo. In this update we...

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03/03/2023

Love in the Jungle

As Shakespeare once said "the course of true love never did run smooth" and nowhere is that more true than in the animal kingdom. Over the years, our teams have witnessed many soap-opera-worthy moments among the rewilded animals at our conservation...

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27/02/2023

Thank You to IUCN Save Our Species

From August 2020 until the end of December 2022, our Mt Tilu Javan Gibbon reintroduction project has received the welcome support of IUCN Save Our Species. A life of freedom for Goku, a released female gibbon at Mt Tilu NR © The Aspinall Foundation ...

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31/01/2023

World-First Elephant Translocation Progresses

Progress continues on our world-first project to rewild Howletts’ cherished herd of 13 elephants from the UK to Kenya. Working closely with the Kenya Wildlife Service, comprehensive ecological assessments continue to be conducted at the chosen site...

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31/01/2023

Harry: A New Chapter

In 2019, a daring rescue took place against the dramatic backdrop of the African bush. A magnificent bull elephant, weighing approximately five tonnes, had been pushed out of a herd on his home reserve in the Eastern Cape and was reported by...

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31/01/2023

Tipping the Scales: Offering Hope for Pangolins Across South Africa

Our team has recently been working closely with partners to undertake vital conservation work with a fascinating new species: pangolins.

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