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In 1989 the Government of Tanzania invited Tony Fitzjohn with The George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust to work with it on habitat restoration and the reintroduction of endangered species.
A rhino sanctuary was constructed and stocked and the captive-breeding program for the African wild dog was established. These were both highly successful resulting in many multiples of African wild dogs been released into the field and with a breeding core of four rhinos from South Africa, now having a population of over thirty. The project was successful enough to warrant the Mkomazi Game Reserve being gazetted into a National Park in 2006.  There is provision for a tourist Rino Sanctuary which has in fact been completed for visits. This sanctuary is very close to Babu's Camp.  

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