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WHWF is a registered NPO Reg:147-339 and PBO Reg: 930051372 Dedicated to helping Wildlife in Need
Sending the Troop(s) Home - Funding for Freedom Required!

We have the opportunity to free a Troop of 38 Vervet Monkeys that have survived and flourished, despite the most atrocious injuries and psychological damage inflicted on them from human cruelty and habitat loss. And you can help us achieve it. In fact, the monkeys desperately need your help. Unfortunately, Freedom is not Free.

At Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation, we believe that all wildlife deserve to live a happy life, wild, free and safe. And this is where we need your help. Vervet monkeys are widely regarded as vermin, and their habitats are disappearing, so it is vitally important to save the ones we are able to. They have no voice but ours. No-one wants them, so securing a release site where they are welcome and wanted is almost like the finding the holy grail.

The Jemima/Cheeky Troop, is a group of Vervet monkeys that have now reached the end of their captive rehabilitation stage at Bambelela Wildlife Care NPC, who has done a fantastic job in rehabilitating these #WildBabies. It is time to move the 38 family members to their forever home in Limpopo Province, South Africa. The site for their release has been secured, and we will be putting up a soft release enclosure to prepare them for the wild - where they will be monitored for about six weeks before final freedom.

It is a daunting task to move the monkey family from their current home in Bela Bela to their forever freedom in Limpopo. It requires lots of fuel, as well as toll fees for the transport and monitoring of these animals, as four vehicles will be used, towing trailers and caravans containing all the items needed to get this done.

We are also in need of various hardware items to build the enclosures and make it safe for them to adjust to their new life, like various dropper sizes, binding wire and cable ties etc. There are medictions required to treat their stress levels, final vaccinations and treatments for upset tummies, added vitamins and hydration - a myriad of things are essential to make releases like this a success. If you consider how human-like these tiny beings are, you might start understanding how much it really will take to get this done.

Aside from the volunteers who will be staying on site doing the monitoring, who also need food, the monkeys will need feeding for at least six weeks until they can start to forage themselves. There are loads of fresh and non-perishable food required for this. Gas for the humans to keep fridges cold and have hot water available for showering and cooking, is a must.

There are emergency kits to compile in case someone gets hurt in their eagerness to be free.

In short, it will be like a mobile rehabilitation center, with everything needed to run a fixed rehab center.

This is a joint project between Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation and Bambelela Wildlife Care NPC.

As always, we will show our loyal donors exactly where their loving donations are being used.

Please help us do this - any #Donation, no matter how small, will make a difference and help us get this done.

The following ways of donating are available:

Please use the reference #Free when donating.

South Africans may find it easier to do an EFT at:

First National Bank / Check Account
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Account number - 62518554101
Branch Code - 250-655

 
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"Mission Wildlife Matters" Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery Supply Drop:

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation successfully delivered lots of items needed to help the precious wild babies and their caregivers!
Thank you to all the generous donors who made this project a success - we could not have done it without the public's generosity. 
The Ellie Babies got lots of special milk, Medical supplies, Blankets and more. The dedicated handlers received new uniforms, Rain gear, Boots, warm Jackets, Scarves & Gloves among lots of  other needed supplies. 

The wild babies and all the wonderful people who care for them deserve as much help as we can give.

Pictured below is the recent delivery Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation made to the Rhino Orphans.

The bigger rhinos get a mixture of lucerne/teff and Game Cubes of a high quality.The vet recommendation is to serve up 6 x 50kg bags of Game Pellets per day. One bag is R250 or USD20, and this means a daily serving is approximately USD120. Those cute round butts don't come cheap! 
 
 Pictured below is WHWF delivering Milk replacement, medication and other needed supplies

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation regularly and consistently supplies the rhino orphanage with everything they need to look after the precious victims of poaching in their care. Over the past four years, we have supplied more than ZAR1.2million’s worth of special milk, food, medication, capital and infrastructure items to help the dedicated human carers to continue saving baby rhino lives.

#WHWF always makes sure that your loving donations are maximized and directly reach the Wildlife most in need. We work off wish-lists that detail the items required to run these special rehabilitation projects. This ensures that the help we provide is targeted, direct, and needed – and makes a real difference to the wildlife, thus maximizing the probability of survival of these precious #WildBabies.

Help save a #RhinoOprhan’s life today ! Help us Help them. <3

Below is little Nandi. just one of the orphans we help so that eventually she can be released back into a safe haven in the Wild.

Help a Ranger, Help a Wildlife Hero Today

We are supporting our brave Rangers by providing them with supplies needed on the front line, where they continue to fight the war against Poaching.

We are making up care packages consisting of a variety of non-perishable foods, a Blanket, Beanie hat, Field gloves, Extra thick socks, a small Torch and lighter, sunblock, Mosquito repellent, pain tablets, re-hydration medication and a WHWF cap with clip-on LED lights to keep their hands free while providing illumination. (Value: approx $70- $100 per package)

These care packages will be packed into 10x50 litre Camouflaged Military backpacks that we have already secured for the Rangers.

We are committed to helping our wildlife in every way possible, therefore helping the Rangers who put their lives on the line to protect them is critically important.

Help us honour these Heros by making a contribution towards their supplies. No amount is too small.

 please reference your donation with #HelpaHero.

We also need boots, rain gear, jackets and water bottles for the Anti-Poaching Rangers. 
Help us support these Rangers who protect our Wildlife.

South Africans may find it more convenient to EFT a donation at: 
First National Bank / Check Account
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Account number - 62518554101
Branch Code - 250-655

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation has to date supplied a significant portion of supplies to Rhino Orphanages in South Africa, including thousands of kg's of replacement milk powder, specialized food and health supplies and critical care medical items as well as other desperately needed equipment such as shovels, spades, rakes and cleaning materials, Shade netting, Field fencing for the Wild Dogs, Anti-Poaching Ranger gear and camera traps to help protect the Lions in the Sanctuary - all required to keep the orphanages and sanctuary operational. 

  
 

Doing What We Say, and Showing What We Do!

What We Do!

 
Milk Replacement and Pro-biotic Supplement needed for Baby Rhinos.
The Rhino Orphanage has several Milk-dependent orphans that need a constant supply of milk replacement formula and pro-biotic supplement. Your help to purchase these life-saving items would be much appreciated.
One x 25kg of Milk replacement is approx $65. and the Protexin pro-biotic is approx $35 per tub.
                Protexin is a palatable multi-strain probiotic powder which, when administered routinely, helps to ensure a beneficial balance of digestive tract micro-organisms. It is a completely natural biological product which helps to boost immunity, which in turn enables the Rhinos to resist the effects of stress and infections.    Please help us purchase as many tubs of this life saving Protexin as possible.      
South Africans may find it more convenient to EFT a donation at: 
First National Bank / Check Account
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Account number - 62518554101
Branch Code - 250-655
 
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Urgently needed: Good Quality, Humane, Capture and Release Cages.
Because of our commitment to Ethical Conservation, and making the best possible decisions for the Wildlife Most at Risk, we are increasingly being called upon to Rescue and Relocate/Release Wildlife that are deemed to be 'problem animals'.

We will do whatever it takes, and whatever is in our power, to help these animals to Freedom and Safety.

But we need your help: We are in urgent need of 5x medium capture cages, and one large one - this is to safely remove a colony of Dassies (Hyrax) that have invaded a home. The bigger cage will be used for regular Porcupine problems as well as other medium sized critters in trouble, such as, Servals, Genets, Vervet monkeys and Jackals, to name a few. We need a number of cages as the Dassie colony is quite large, and also to minimize trauma when relocating these animals.

The cost of these cages range from ZAR1250 (USD100) each for the medium ones, to around ZAR5000 (USD400) for the large one. Every donation will help to secure the future for wildlife in need.

Also, if anyone has a capture cage that we can have, please let us know.

As always, we are shopping around for the best possible deal/donation, and will keep you informed of progress. We will also show you what we have done with your loving Donations, in line with our commitment to Transparency.

South Africans may find it more convenient to EFT a donation at: 
First National Bank / Check Account
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Account number - 62518554101
Branch Code - 250-655

Supplies needed for the Rhino Orphans and Caregivers
 
Running a Rhino Orphanage is a lot like running a farm, but with the added stress that all of your charges are highly traumatized and in various stages of veterinary treatment and rehabilitation.

As always, we are committed to #EthicalConservation and #Transparency, and will show you exactly where your loving contributions are being used to benefit the Wildlife.

The items required to help a massive operation like the rhino orphanage run smoothly, include feed for the bigger rhino that are being weaned; milk powder for the smaller babies. (This is a special formula, as rhinos have very sensitive intestinal tracts, and do not adjust well to dietary fluctuations).

A host of laboratory items are needed to collect and preserve samples of bacteria, excrement and eye serum – all needed to ensure adequate monitoring and treatment. This includes scalpels, sample kits, vacutainers, formalin etc. Rhino Orphan wound treatment kits required consist of hand-operated pressure sprays to flush out wounds from bullets or panga slashes, anti-bacterial hand sanitizers and methylated spirits.

As the #RhinoOrphans initially bond closely with their surrogate mothers (the human carers), they sleep next to them on mattresses – strong canvass material is needed to protect these mattresses from non-potty trained rhino babies – as well as Velcro strips and strong yarn to make these. A host of other consumable items are needed, such as cleaning materials, hardware, tools and record-keeping items such as A4 paper and an external hard drive.

The Anti-poaching guys protecting these precious rhinos and their carers, are in desperate need of a small guard hut to protect them from the elements during gate duty. These guys are dedicated and passionate, and endure many hardships to protect our heritage – let’s see if we can help make their lives a little easier!

South Africans may find it easier to do an EFT at:

First National Bank / Check Account
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Account number - 62518554101
Branch Code - 250-655

WISHLIST – The Rhino Orphanage

General Requirements:

• Driehoek feeds game cubes 50kg bags

• Clover skim milk 25kg bags

• Syringes 

• Basic Wound Care Kits (wound spray, Suture kits & Forceps)

• Protexin food supplement (Probiotic)

• Bandages/Wound dressing

• Mattresses for Rhinos and caregivers

• I.V. Fluids (Ringers) 1L & 3L 

• Denkavit milk replacement 

• Scalpel blades Size 222

• Guard Hut for protection against the elements

• Raw honey for nutrition and wound treatment

• Bioscrub Antiseptic Skin Cleaner

• Formalin for preserving samples

• Veterinary Tear gel to protect the rhino babies eyes

• Bravecto flea & tick treatment for guard dogs

• Strong Canvas material to cover rhino mattresses

• Milton Disinfectant for sterilizing babies Milk bottles

• Dishwash liquid 25L
• Pine Gel/ Pine Cleaner 25L
• Large Paper Rolls for Rhino kitchen
• Toiletpaper 1-ply Only
• Kitchen Scourer Sponges
• Methylated Spirits 1L
• Washing Powder for Rhino Blankets
• Gym balls for Rhino Enrichment
• Spades x 2
• Drain Plunger
• Multiplug with surge protection x 2
• Drill-bit set or 5 and 6mm sizes – Masonry, Wood and Steel
• Spanner set
• Wall Plugs and Screws – 5 and 6 mm x 45 -50mm
• Light Bulbs (Screw in – Energy Saving) x 5 (any wattage)
• Rivet Gun and pop rivets
• Dog Food – Hill’s Joint Care for Zandroff
• BD Vacutainers (yellow top with gel in the vial)
• Hand pressure sprayer 5L for wound flushing x 2
• Small plastic Screw lid containers for Preservation
• Scalpel blades Size 22
• Copy paper A4
• Black ink cartridges HP No 22
• External drive (TB) for document storage records, databases, multimedia etc

‘The Future of Wildlife is in our Hands’

There is so much involved in saving these helpless victims, that we have to do our best to support the orphanage and enable them to focus on the care of the rhino orphans, without having to worry about things like what is on the list as shown.

Your Donations at Work

Pictured below are one of our deliveries of medical equipment, food and general supplies, including thousands of syringes, oxygen tanks, special medications, water troughs, Game fencing, Shade netting, nutritional supplements, cleaning products and so many other items that are continually needed to help with the day to day operations of the orphanage.

Critically Important Supplies needed for Wildlife Rehabilitation:
Once again we are gearing up to do 'Kind things' for #WildLife, and we need your help to make it happen!
Please #help and #share widely if you care about our #WildBabies.
Remember the six #JackalPuppies we rescued some weeks back? They are doing great, and it is the needs of the Rehabilitation Center where they are, that we are focusing on right now. 
These are good people, doing great work for our #WildBabies. 

On the banks of the Crocodile River across from the Kruger Park, magic is happening. Rescue, Rehab and Release Magic. It’s called Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Historically, treatment options for medium to small wildlife in crisis here, were very limited. There are still a multitude of wildlife, even outside of the Kruger, in farm areas, and also residential estates like Marloth Park, where the wildlife is allowed to roam free on the parkland between houses.

Because of human encroachment, it often happens that these animals get hurt. Like an Endangered Shoebill #Stork, shot twice, they need help, locally, and quickly. Or several #Owls that got stuck in the wire mesh protecting the thatched roofs. A #genet also had a bizarre case of fishhooks stuck in his mouth, and was successfully treated by Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation, and the Wildlife Veterinarian who assists.

This is why Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation is a project that needs our support. The dream of Deidre Joubert to open this Rehab Centre in Hectorspruit is finally a reality, with the kindness of landowner Willie Joubert, who has made a substantial piece of his very valuable riverside property available for the development of the Center.

Deirdre has trained with the best, and has eight years’ experience in indigenous wildlife rehabilitation and is also a member of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Fraternity. She currently has the challenging job of rearing some of the smallest #Genets rescued, ever.

In line with Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation (#WHWF)’s commitment to #EthicalConservation, “Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release” is their motto. Timing is crucial in assisting the animals to remain completely wild, so the ability to respond quickly minimizes time between rescue, rehabilitation and release. This saves lives, and has been proven with several of the animals they have already helped. From a #serval whose mom died in a fire, to trapped owls, to #bushbabies in distress, to scrub #hares, all indigenous wildlife will have the very best chance of survival and to thrive, once again wild and free. Therefore it is critically important that the center is equipped with everything they need in order to respond quickly to an emergency.

The people involved in this worthwhile and ambitious project, are of the very best kind – the ones who will always strive to help keep our Wildlife safe for future generations to enjoy.

A lot of the medical consumables have been already provided by us in the past, but is constantly needed. We have been collecting items off their extensive wish-list for some time, as funding allowed. For instance, we have the stainless steel operating table (USD200) and the gram scale needed to to effectively examine patients, and weigh patients and medicines for accurate dosage. We now need just a little more help to make sure we can make a big impact in the lives of those that they rescue - those who have no voice but ours.

Various medications and foods like AV plus for #birds, and an expensive milk replacement formula for the #felines in their care. The #Carnivores need a supplement to help aid their digestion systems during their rehabilitation process (USD40). The normal bandages, plasters, tape, gauze, cotton wool etc. are always needed too, as well as anti-bacterial soap and surface disinfectants. Bigger items include collapsible cages (USD 25 – USD 200 ea) and transport boxes, smaller items needed are a variety of food and waterbowls. Even a kiddies plastic sandpit can do its part in helping bird releases as it is used as a pond/bird bath for bigger birds.
**A USD50 donation can purchase special milk for a serval/genet/African Wild Cat for about two months. **

Can you help us help the ‘forgotten’, ‘less-glamorous’ wildlife that are essential to the #biodiversity and #ecological management of our last remaining wild areas? Any donations, big or small can help make this happen.

If you are not financially in a position to help, why don’t you gather some old towels, unused dog kennels, or a forgotten kiddies plastic sandpit, and get it to us? In Johannesburg we will collect.

As always, we will show you exactly where your kind donations are used.
We remain committed to #EthicalConservation and #Transparency.

 
 Anti-Poaching Camera Traps Needed to Keep our Lions Safe.

Unfortunately poaching Lions has become a major problem in the wild as well as in the Sanctuaries that care for these magnificent big Cats. 

Since CITES and the SA government have allowed the trade in Lion bones, these animals are being targeted by poachers who are illegally selling Lion parts on the black market.
WHWF has already supplied 3 of these Camera traps to one of the sanctuaries and has been successful in protecting the Lions but we need at least 4-5 more to be fully protected.

These Anti-Poaching cameras are infrared and completely silent. They pick up any movement around the Lions' camps, they then take pictures/video and immediately send them to five cell phones - enabling the Rangers to be there within minutes to stop the poachers from killing the Lions.

Each camera costs $380 U.S. and we would appreciate any help you can give towards these proven anti-poaching deterrents.

We will, as always, show you when they are purchased and installed.

 

Below are the brave Anti-Poaching Rangers we help supply with Uniforms and equipment to help protect our precious wildlife. Your help to keep them properly equipped is much appreciated.

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation below, assisting with treatment of Rhinos in the field

It is still a very long road ahead before this tiny rhino can be completely rehabilitated and returned to the wild, but luckily for her, Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation and The Rhino Orphanage will do everything in their power to make sure she grows up to be strong, healthy, wild, free and most importantly, safe. 

To help us care for these brave little survivors, please consider donating at the top of the page and also see what we do on the 'How can you help tab

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