We are excited to announce that the second fully trained K9, GCF K9 Rolo, has arrived to Manyoni Private Game Reserve!
Rolo, a Dutch Shepherd, joins Thor, GCF Bavarian Hound, in the active roles of wildlife protection and conservation. Rolo’s skillsets compliment Thor’s skills and duties applying two K9s to work on more rhino and pangolin conservation efforts. Global Conservation Force purchased Rolo fully trained from our partners at Kilo9 Academy.
Both K9s are on a fully sponsored deployment loan to our partners. Daily duties include anti-poaching roles and extended conservation opportunities with our partners at the Zululand Conservation Trust.
Each K9 maintains their GCF ownership and overside and act as an additional “employee” or team member embedded in the anti poaching unit. Upon delivery of each K9 the ranger K9 handlers went through extensive, multi-week, cross trainings with Wesley Visscher of Scent Imprint Conservation Dogs, and Josh from Kilo9 Academy.