Wildlife Orphanage in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
ZA has made available a section of their reserve in order to set up
a provisional Wildlife Orphanage.
The area is not big enough to set up the final version, but this
way it will be possible to start as soon as possible in a part of
Africa where there are no provisions at all for the rescue of
small orphaned animals.
And this in a part of Africa where the once so majestic wild roaming
elephants, rhino, leopard, cheetah etc can now only be seen in limited
numbers in protected reserves.
Read more about the commitment and ideas of Suni-Ridge org at www.suni-ridge.org.za
The plan is to slowly but surely buy more land adjacent to the already
existing small reserve in order to make this available to the conservation
of nature and the wildlife that belongs there.
This will be the place where the final version of the SUNI-RIDGE WILDLIFE
ORPHANAGE will be built.
It will be a great source of work and therefore income for the local
inhabitants because they will be needed in all sorts of jobs like, keepers,
guards, instructors, cooks, etc. At the same time a lot of attention will
be given to educating the local communities to the necessity of conservation
by giving instruction at schools, teaching courses, and training youngsters
to become animal caretakers.
Naturally, tourists would have limited access to the grounds so that
everybody can come and see how we work and take care of the small orphans
and help them on their way back into the wild when the time comes.
The idea is to start with minimal provisions that can all be relocated
in time to the definite site, so it will be possible to open the doors
to the orphanage as soon as possible.
Your help and commitment is necessary to make it all happen. Soon a website
and bank account will be opened in the Netherlands, with information about
how to donate your so-desparately-needed money.
To give you an idea what is needed at this moment we have made a list
of the minimal requirements to start up the orphanage:
-5 large stables
-5 medium sized stables
-5 small stables
-wire cages / transport crates
-living accomodation + office space / storage spaces for: food, milk powder,
meds / kitchen to prepare food and meds in
-living accomodation for 2/3 keepers
-wages for 2/3 keepers incl. meals
-building a stockade around the compound to keep the animals safe and
prevent them from wandering of. This way they can move around freely under
the supervision of the keepers.
We would need 2 - 3 bomas where they could be quiet and undisturbed.
- Administration costs
-computer with internet connection
-rental cost of rescue plane
-cost of a rescue team
-maintenance cars/buildings/etc. diesel etc
More information will follow soon, please register your email adress to
keep up to date with new developments.