TONY & TIPPER

Superpower: Endangered Species Protection

Location: LEWA Conservancy, Kenya, Africa

Breed: Bloodhound

Age: 8 years old

Human partner: Kenyan Wildlife Service

Tony & Tipper’s Story

Twin Bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony have spent their lives protecting the residents of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, particularly endangered rhinos and threatened elephants. They are expert trackers, with the most precise nose of any dog and can follow a scent for miles.

Since they began patrolling the savannah and towns around Northern and Mount Kenya, they have helped in the arrest of over 40 poachers and many other criminals, including cattle raiders. Their evidence is actually admissible in Kenyan court, making them the only member of the animal kingdom with the authority to testify in a trial. They have even found missing people when no one else could. Now eight years old, the brothers are adored by the local community and have become international heroes.

STRENGTHS

  • Ingenuity
  • Drive
  • SMELL
  • Empathy
  • Courage
  • Stamina
  • Memory
  • Vision

TONY & Tipper In ACtion

Experience it in IMAX® March 2019