23 Animals Released, 44 Have A New Home & 30 Have Received Medical Care - It's Been A Busy 2017 At The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary!

23 Animals Released, 44 Have A New Home & 30 Have Received Medical Care - It's Been A Busy 2017 At The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary!

Posted by Michael Starbuck on 12th Oct 2017

We love hearing some of the amazing news stories that come out of our various projects and today is no different. We are delighted to bring you news of what has been happening at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary since the turn of the year, so without further ado let’s dive in!

Medical Care at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

44 Animals Have Had Their Futures Changed By Getting A New Home!

Over the course of the year, 44 animals have seen a potentially uncertain future change to a life filled with stability and the encouragement of their natural instincts at the sanctuary. Some of the animals that have joined the ranks of those already at the sanctuary include African wild dogs, cheetahs, meerkats, baboons and many others who now have a much brighter future.

An Amazing 23 Animals Have Been Released Back Into the Wild!

With the mantra of the project being “returning wildlife to the wild”, we are very happy to tell you that so far this year 23 different animals have been released back into their natural homes. These animals have ranged from the small through to the much bigger, but with a firm focus on releasing animals when it is possible the project team hope this number will rise by the end of the year!

30 Animals Have Had Medical Help When They Have Needed It Most

So far this year 30 animals have received medical attention at the project for a variety of ailments including snake bites, broken bones and diseases, and in some instances without this immediate medical care some animals would have died. The veterinary work that takes place at the Sanctuary is crucial and especially vital for those species that are clinging onto survival.

African wild dog at Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the animals that came into the sanctuary was Gift, an African wild dog. She had a life-threatening rectal mass removed, and once her condition stabilised she was allowed to re-join her pack at the Sanctuary. With the African wild dogs classified as endangered by the IUCN and with only 500 estimated to still be roaming wild in Namibia, each member of the species is crucial to their survival.

Thank You To The Great Projects Volunteers That Have Helped At The Sanctuary So Far This Year!

With the help that is provided by our amazing volunteers, the staff at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary are free to continue doing their amazing work and helping the countries animals. We want to say a big thank you to everyone that has volunteered so far this year, so thank you all for your hard work. This update shows that it has all been worth it!


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