Ol Jogi Ranch was established over 60 years ago and is a safe haven for the preservation and future development of Wildlife Conservation. The Ranch comprises a total size of 58.000 acres and is situated 225km out of Nairobi, just north of Nanyuki in the Laikipia North District.
The entire ranch provides a Rhino Sanctuary and is surrounded by an innovative ring fencing system to offer protection against poaching and facilitate extensive monitoring and security systems. Sixteen operating game corridors allow wildlife migration through Ol Jogi, whilst still prohibiting movement of rhino. Ol Jogi also includes an impressive Wildlife Rescue Centre and state of the art Veterinary Clinic.
Ol Jogi operates as a working cattle ranch and participates extensively in Community Development; the ranch successfully exhibits cohabitation of livestock and wildlife. Ol Jogi provides a livelihood for over three hundred employees and their families and for its neighbours and beyond Ol Jogi provides education, financial assistance and additional support to community development and programs. This community outreach creates an increasing awareness and growing enthusiasm for wildlife conservation as a whole.
Ol Jogi is home to a plethora of wildlife and its conservation goals are diverse. In addition to the 45 Black Rhino and 19 White Rhinos, Ol Jogi hosts as many as 400 elephant depending on the season. 22 species of ungulates, 5 species of large carnivores and diverse small carnivores, 3 species of primates and 310 avian species are also present.
Ol Jogi is circumvented by an electric fence that both restricts rhino movement out of the property and provides a layer of security by restricting human access to Ol Jogi and its wildlife. Whilst the fence serves a critical purpose, it could also create a scenario of restricted movement of all other wildlife species. There are therefore strategically placed “gaps” in the fence that allow for the free movement of all wildlife with the “exception” of rhinos only. The sixteen game corridors in place on Ol Jogi allow wildlife to emigrate from the property in times of drought and immigrate when local circumstances suit them better.
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