Give our Bushpig 'Herbie' a new home

$3,000 $0
Raised Remaining


We are currently taking care of a pig called Herbie, he is a cross between a bushpig and a domestic pig. He was orphaned and brought to us by a nearby reserve who did not know what to do with him. Unfortunately he is getting bigger now and his enclosure is just not big enough anymore.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Because of a lack of education local people tried to breed bigger pigs by crossing bushpigs and domestic pigs. Giving Herbie a proper new home will also make it possible to keep teaching the children about the effects this kind of behaviour has towards the animals. Having a pig in an enclosure in the middle of the bush would obviously attract the leopard so we also need a strong roof on top of the enclosure, which makes the price go up.

How will this project solve this problem?

When Herbie has a new home he will be able to roam around and take mudbaths as much as he wants. He'll be safe from leopards and have the space he needs. This also teaches children about mixing wild and domestic animals.

Potential Long Term Impact

The children, future custodians of nature, will be inspired to protect wildlife and their fragile environment. And Herbie will have a long and happy life.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,000

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,000 .  The original project funding goal was $3,000.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Environmental Education for over 300 Children
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Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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