Badji joins the Badger Boys at Moholoholo

Badji joins the Badger Boys at Moholoholo

Badji is a honey badger that was rescued in the Western Cape wandering down a road by himself as a young badger. At 11 months, he arrived at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre for evaulation of whether his prospects for release would be good. After careful investigation and discussion with other facilities who had released badgers who had spent prolonged periods […]

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White Headed Vulture

Vulture

Update on the white headed vulture with the broken leg is doing well. Our staff exercise the leg to build muscle and make it stronger. We hope it will be soon that he will be strong enough for release.

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Injured Black Sparrowhawk

Over the road from Kampersrus our little nearby village, an adult Black Sparrow hawk had flown into the powerline and found lying on the ground with a broken wing and an injured right eye. This we do not think was a new injury as it was very skinny and must have been struggling for some days. The injuries were unfortunately […]

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Female Leopard

Volunteers

We were asked to hold a female leopard and her two cubs which eventually went into months and months. We were getting quite desperate as they really needed to be relocated somewhere where they could be free. We finally received the long awaited phone call to say there was a place to release them in Nkomazi Game reserve in Mpumalanga. […]

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Hail Storm Victims

hailBirdVictim

We experienced one of the worst hail storms here at the centre and surrounding areas with hail the size of golf balls. These are some victims as a result of the hail: Black Headed Oriole, Cattle Egret and a Black Sparrowhawk. The Black Headed Oriole was found by the manager of Moholoholo Mountain View Colin Patrick. The only injury the […]

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Grey Duiker

A 1 week old female Grey Duiker was found in Lydenburg and brought it to a pet shop nearby. The shop owner Jenny Riley raised her for three weeks and named her Daisy. As Jenny owned dogs she was worried that they would one day attacked Daisy so she decided to bring her to us to care for and finally […]

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Lappet Faced Vulture Chick

Lappet Faced Vulture Chick

This must be one of the most amazing happenings here at the Centre! Two of our resident Lappet Faced Vultures built a rough nest on the ground in the Vulture enclosure. For the whole of the incubation period of 54 to 56 days they were protecting their egg from the other vultures, constantly fighting them away from their nest. After […]

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White Faced Owl

White Faced owl

A couple from Vivo Waterpoort brought in a White Faced Owl which they named Bibi that they had been looking after for about a month. The owl was unable to stand upright on its own and we thought that maybe it had fluid in its stomach. We, fortunately, discovered that he had worms which was treated immediately and is now […]

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White Faced Owl (Juv)

White Faced Owl (Juv)

A White Faced Owl was brought into Provet our local vet in Hoedspruit. They had a look at the owl there were no injuries, under observation the owl was found to be young and very thin. Stephen our receptionist’s partner kindly brought it to us on his way home from work. It is doing well so far.

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Cut Throat Finches

Cut Throat Finches

A pair of Cut Throat Finches made a nest near one of our serval cages. One morning one of the staff found two of the chicks on the ground and the other one dead, they observed the nest for some time but no mother came in sight. So we took them into our clinic to check on them, there were […]

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