We would like to thank you all for your most valuable support.
A few days ago our wildebeest “short -Tail” was found to be limping. His front foot was badly swollen. With your support, we have been able to treat and medicate him to prevent dreadful suffering. Short-Tail cares for a young bull that he has “taken under his wing” Franky and Short Tail are always together and their favorite place to lie is outside our workshop under the shade. Without out your help, we would not have been able to afford the treatment and the suffering he would have had to endure is unthinkable. Thank you for helping him to receive medical help.
After his treatment, we would Ideally have placed Short Tail in a Boma. However, we still must build the long-awaited stables and secure medical Boma. Please do consider ongoing support by becoming a repeat sponsor. Even 10 USD a month helps tremendously. Please do tell your contacts about the support our wildlife needs.
We would also like to report about the 2 zebra that we await.With the extreme heat, we have been advised to hold till the weather cools before we transfer them to Suni-Ridge. Furthermore this season a little darling wildebeest was born. We nursed her mother during her pregnancy with extra food (going out to her a 10 pm each night when she seemed to be alone and able to get all the wildlife pellets and extra hay without other wildlife, the zebra and the wildebeest herd interfering) Her baby was born in December andwe have named the little girl “Flower Patch” This little wildebeest, loves the zebra and often grazes with them during the day. In the evening they “return” her to her mother and the territorial bull where and she stays with her herd during the night time! It's a fascinating relationship! As our zebra, Stripy and Tammy do not have their own young, they seem to have adopted her and watch over her for her mother.It has been best to wait not only for the cooler weather but for Flower Patch to mature so that she would not be at any risk with the new zebra.
Once again, we would like to thank you sincerely for your support and for caring.
We wish you a Blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thank you all, for your support and encouragement!
It has only been possible due to those who care, as you do, that we have been able to optimize our work with wildlife while we continue to research, restore and protect the amazing biodiversity of our Sanctuary and our buffer zone in the Isimangaliso World Natural Heritage Site. Thank you all for being part of our efforts, your concern has meant the world to us.
This time of the year we at Suni-Ridge are not resting as we need to be especially diligent in the care we give to our wild that are at risk due to the increase of poaching in our Region in the holiday season. We are pleased to know that we have managed to keep our wildlife safe.
During the year we launched our first fundraising campaign and we're proud to be accepted into GlobalGiving Org, that have supported our outreach. They have given us recognition as aTop Ranked, Vetted and Effective organization. Global Giving has assisted us with two projects:
To relocate zebra: The project was completed and two zebra will be relocated to safety in the new year, during cooler weather.
Supplying medical attention for wounded, ill or orphaned animals: This is an ongoing outreach for wildlife in need in and around our Wildlife Sanctuary. Please use this link should you wish to support this most worthy and urgent campaign. https://goto.gg/43222
Thank you once again for your support and for caring!
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