Wildlife Rescues

Wildlife Rescues

“Rescuing orphaned or hurt animals and rehabilitating them
before releasing them into a protected environment.”

This is one of Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.’s biggest mission. Wildlife is coming under daily increasing pressure worldwide. To cut a long story short – loss of wildlife habitats due to human encroachment and population growth, as well as the resulting expansion of agriculture and rise of livestock numbers, lead to a heightened human-wildlife conflict and a multiplication of wildlife threats.

Commercial bush-meat poaching (by use of insidious wire snares), the illegal wildlife trade, poaching for illegal trophies (such as ivory, rhino horn and lion bones to mention only a few), as well as the retaliatory killings of wildlife for killed livestock or destroyed crops, and many other drivers, all lead to the same outcome – killed or injured wildlife, and the numbers increase.

Whenever we get a call that there is an animal in distress somewhere in one of the National Parks or other protected areas, a team of our vets and assistants is immediately dispatched to provide rapid response and emergency aid, and, if necessary, arrange evacuation of an afflicted animal to our sanctuary at Makoa Farm.

We have done many field operations and rescues, as you can see in just a few examples here:

Elephant treatment

Giraffe rescue

Rhino calf rescue

Eland rescue

Elephant rescue

Cheetah rescue

Giraffe rescue

Elephant calf rescue Savannah

Elephant calf rescue Burigi

 

Every rescue helps! But also, every time we go to help an animal in need, it takes lots of funds as well. We never turn down a rescue, but we depend on donations of people who realize how important these rescue missions are; not only for the individuals, that get a second chance, but also for the general Tanzanian awareness.

Funds needed annually: US $ 50,000

If you would like to support our field missions, please donate to: ‘Wildlife Rescues’

 

 

 

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Baby alert

Baby alert

Amazing news!! 😍😍 One measure of the success of rescue, rehabilitation and release is when the released animal is seen with own offspring. With so much happiness, we'd like to present Jerry and her kitten!! 😊🥰 We are so grateful for this progress and can't wait to see what the future Read more

Hardworking Burigi

Hardworking Burigi

Even on Sunday, Burigi is always up for work. He decided that there might be a weak point at this corner of the fence which he ought to check up on before going out for the daily bush walk. Instead a long explanation he decided to prove that it’s not strong enough anymore. He was right, some Read more

Kiteto learns to eat her greens :)

Kiteto learns to eat her greens :)

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Maswa – video

Maswa – video

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