Our K9 Unit is an integral element of our anti-poaching team, consisting of highly trained and qualified tracking, detection, and apprehension dogs that secure the rhinos and other wildlife in the Protected Area. Working in tandem with our elite Mounted Unit, the K9 Unit patrols fence lines and secures perimeters and access points.
Our K9 Unit handlers take great pride in their work, building strong relationships with their dogs based on trust and mutual respect. We use a range of breeds, including German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois, specially selected for their intelligence, trainability, and suitability for working in challenging terrain.
Our continuous investment in the training and development of our K9 Unit guarantees that both the dog and handler are always at the forefront of anti-poaching efforts and that they play a significant role in safeguarding wildlife in the region.
In addition to training, we also prioritize the health and well-being of our K9 Unit by providing routine veterinary check-ups, vaccinations, and exceptional health care and diets to ensure they remain in top physical condition. We understand that a healthy dog is an essential part of an effective anti-poaching team, and we spare no expense in ensuring our dogs are healthy and ready to carry out their duties.