White Elephant Blog
Farewell to Heike Zitzer
Heike Zitzer has been a part of the White Elephant family since 2009. We are sad to be saying good-bye to Heike who left at the end of January 2019.
For the past 10 years Heike has been our resident Elephant and Black Rhino Field Monitor and Researcher. The Pongola Game Reserve has benefited greatly from Heike’s contributions.
Heike has been a dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic member of the White Elephant Safaris team, always giving her best professional service as a researcher, monitor, field guide, student supervisor and presenter of all our conservation projects, which are numerous: Disney World - Elephant Population Management Project, WWF-Black Rhino Range Expansion, Space for Elephants Foundation, Leopard Research, Vulture Breeding Project, Camera trapping, Monthly Reports – mortalities, sighting.
Many people will recognize Heike as a member of our marketing team at a number of Indabas promoting White Elephant Safari Lodge with focus on history, conservation and rewilding the Pongola Game Reserve and surrounding areas. These topics are very close to Heike’s heart and she will be successful following any similar initiative or projects.
Relationships are very important to Heike, and her peaceful presence and patience will be missed by all at White Elephant.
Heike is currently taking some time off with no specific future plans.
Warm White Elephant Regards