Monthly Archives: January 2008

Thank you Theresa

On behalf of the Tikki Hywood Trust and myself, we would sincerely like to thank you for your very generous and kind donation which will go towards our vet supplies, specifically your donation will go towards the purchasing of 2.5 ml and 1 ml syringes, as well as needles. You have no idea how much […]

Introducing “Kusanganisa” Educational Program

What is the ultimate aim of the Tikki Hywood Trust? The Tikki Hywood Trust aims to conserve Southern Africa’s lesser-known species by utilizing education and conservation as stepping-stones towards a future where humans live in harmony with wildlife. We have come to realise in this growing economic hardship that few children in rural areas actually […]

December 2007 Newsletter

Dear Readers, We are posting the last newsletter that we send out (December 2007). We hope you enjoy reading it, many of the names actually refer to animals in our care and where possible we have tried to put the species in brackets next to the name so that you can visualise them! Tikki Hywood TrustDecember […]

Photos of Zimbabwe Seven

It may take Lisa a few days to get used to this blog technology – especially on Zimbabwe internet speeds. So to help her from Nairobi office, I’m posting this one as a quick test…. Can YOU identify these different species based on Lisa’s descriptions? Who am I? My name is deceptive and I’m not […]

Thank You!

Dear Readers Many thanks for your amazing support which you have already shown towards both our projects and Zimbabwe. Please bare with us, over the next few days whilst we are up dating our Blog both with further information as well as photos. Not only am I not the world’s greatest technology wiz but Zimbabwe […]

Lichtenstein’s hartebeest – Alcephalus lichtensteinii

Lichtenstein’s hartebeestwere once the widest ranging antelope in Southern Africa, being found from the Mediterranean to the Cape. Due to the Rindepest epidemic, poaching and civil war in Zimbabwe and South Africa, numbers are now excessively low. Because there are so few Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, the Zimbabwean Government has placed them on the Specially Protected Animals […]

Cape Pangolin – Manis temminckii

In Africa there is no other animal that even slightly resembles the pangolin, it has been said that it resembles an artichoke! Another name for the pangolin is scaly anteater. This name originates from the scales that are made of fused hair, similar to that of a rhino’s horn or human fingernail. These scales cover […]

Serval – Felis serval

Due to habitat loss and extensive farming, serval numbers in Africa are seriously declining. The serval population can only be regarded as secure when they are living in protected areas, such as private reserves or National Parks. Serval can be found throughout Southern Africa in the countries of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. They […]

Southern African hedgehog – Atelerix frontalis

The main predator of the hedgehog is man, being used as food and for their perceived medicinal purposes in traditional medicine. Hedgehogs are also killed on roads. As well as this, the loss of habitat and agricultural expansion are both detrimental to the hedgehog’s survival. Hedgehogs have small spines which cover their body. A spine […]

African wild cat – Felis lybica

Records show that the Egyptians genetically re-engineered the African wild cat more than 5,000 years ago as they wanted a hairless cat to control the numbers of mice and rats in their granaries. The integrity of Felis lybica as a species (or sub-species) is threatened by the influx of Felis cattus (domestic cat) genes through […]