WHAT IS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION?
Wildlife Rehabilitation is the treatment and temporary care of Injured, Orphaned and misplaced wildlife with the primary aim being the subsequent return of healthy viable animals and birds to appropriate habitats in the wild. The placement and preparation for placement of saveable, non-rehabilitative animals and birds in captive and semi-captive breeding programs, educational or community programs; preparation and training for release of captive-bred animals and birds for reintroduction into the wild; and the humane euthanasia of non-rehabilitative or severely disabled birds and animals.
WILDLIFE WE HAVE HELPED/ HANDLED & CARED FOR:
From Sparrows, Eagles, Owls, Ducks
and Geese to Bustards
From Vlei Rats, Dassies, Duikers, Serval Cats to Leopard
From Chameleons, Monitor Lizards, Tortoises to Snakes
Our permits allow us to work with any animals:
Up to the approximate size of a Wildebeest. This includes all Endangered Species.
The South African Wildlife Center (SAWRC) is situated 14 km's outside Springs (Gauteng), on a smallholding which is protected by a trust.
The open area and marshland bordering the rehab centre, makes the area an ideal release site for our birds, mammals, and reptiles, following their successful rehabilitation.
Plot 63 First Street, Vischkuil, Springs, 1559
GPS S26.28187 E28.58117
WE DO WHAT WE DO
Daily, the South African Wildlife Rehabilitation Center deals with cases that can be attributed to human impact, whether it be due to ignorance, negligence, or cruelty.
We take in many cases a year where wildlife has been injured by a vehicle, dogs and cats have caught garden birds, and many birds brought in with secondary poisoning where the poison was used with the aim of controlling rats and mice.
There are also many that come in as orphans, that we will then rear and in turn release into safe environments.
There is no greater reward than putting something back into the wild. We do our utmost to undo any damage caused by man and his harsh carbon footprint. We try to educate our future generations, to ensure that there is a tomorrow for many of the species that are already endangered, or those where superstition surrounds them.
For the love of our wildlife, is the easy answer. It is a huge honor to be able to work so closely with our magnificent wildlife.
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