Guarding Kruger Park’s natural inhabitants

Trellidor helps protect Kruger Park’s Rhino

Trellidor Nelspruit, Hazyview and Tzaneen are delighted to be partnering with the security officers that ensure the safety of animals in the Timbavati,  Klaserie and Umbabat area in the Greater Kruger Reserve.

These Trellidor franchises are sponsoring the upkeep of sniffer dog Calimero and have also secured the Nature Conservation Dog Unit cottage with a Trellidor Retractable security gate.

Security Officer Abel Erasmus and Anti-Poaching Dog Handler Robynne Wasas were very grateful for the security gate. 

Visit  Robynne’s Facebook page to see more photos of herself and Calimero at work in the Reserve.

Superbly trained sniffer dogs do a great job

The Trellidor franchises in the area are sponsoring the food, medical expenses and upkeep of Robynne’s newly received work partner.  The beautiful, superbly trained Calimero is a Belgian Malinois.  

Calimero works with Robynne at the gates into the Kruger Park area, searching cars for rhino horn and elephant tusks. He was trained overseas and brought out to South Africa by his trainer at the end of April.  

The highly intelligent Belgian Malinois breed of dog is more comfortable working than being around crowds of people. Calimero was, however, introduced to the public at a hand-over function at Kruger National Park recently and behaved beautifully.

Animals have the right to safety too

All of us at Trellidor believe that human citizens have the right to feel safe and secure. We also believe that animals have the right to be safe.

So we were pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor the security of the Nature Conservation Dog Unit cottage. The unit ensures the safety of animals in the Greater Kruger Reserve, said Franchise Owners Kobus Eckard and Raymond Bezuidenhout.

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