Milkyway safe and friendly
We are pleased to report that our anti-poaching efforts are working well. Thank you for your support that continues to help with this mammoth task. Our new zebra "Milkyway" is a docile and friendly animal and we extend heartfelt appreciation to all who have assisted us to ensure that he too is safe in his new home in our Sanctuary, together with the other zebra, wildebeest, nyala, impala and the many diverse and also rare species that we protect.
Over the Festive Season, wildlife were at an even higher risk as youngsters often use dogs in a traditional sport to flush out animals for their hunt. These dogs are highly trained to not bark and lie low on command. It is only because we have nightguards that patrol the perimeter of our reserve as well as the internal areas, that we continue to prevent this type of poaching.
The other methods used by poachers include the placement of wire snares, an extremely cruel practice. We prevent this by doing snare checks every day, along wildlife paths and in the bush, we have to be totally sure that no infringement has happened through our fence. But the more obvious poaching is not the only concern. We also have to be sure that smaller wildlife species such as rare tortoises are protected. To help us monitor this all we use outdoor cam cameras that also show us exciting photos such as those of leopards and other animals that frequent our Sanctuary.
We are hoping to acquire more outdoor monitoring cameras and erect a new upgraded security fence during the forthcoming months. The work and financial support that we provide for the night guards is greatly appreciated by these persons who are all from our Local Community. Each worker supports up to 10 family and extended family members!
Thank you once again for your help to keep our Sanctuary a safe haven and refuge for wildlife while at the same time assisting families whose livelihoods are affected by the Covid 19 restrictions.
Wishing you health, safety, and every Blessing for the forthcoming year.
Rare Wildlife protected - tiny Hinge Back Tortoise
Porcupine, one of many diverse species protected
Leopard visiting, seen from security bush camera.