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Caring for injured baby wildebeest

CARING FOR INJURED WILDLIFE

Caring for injured or orphaned wildlife is always a challenge. But with the new facility we are developing much more will be accomplished.

This is the challenge we have had to try to help an orphaned and injured baby wildebeest:

We located him in the bush this afternoon. I had spent the whole morning in town sourcing an antibiotic injection. Then I felt unsure about how to administer it! But we had managed to find him and he came up to me, grazing around and back again 4 times. He knows we are trying to help. We decided to try to hold him by his little horns again, and managed to do so.
Then I applied more supona spray to and inside the wound.

Zebra and his own herd of wildebeest were all close by. The zebra sniffed him and was concerned.

Zebra and his own herd of wildebeest were all close by. The zebra sniffed him and was concerned.

He was quite docile so I inspected the wound. It was caked with dead maggots under the skin as I thought! I started to remove them, no gloves, no tweezers, with my bare fingers ughhhhh but it had to be done. (forgot the scouts motto, be prepared but I had not anticipated this) I removed masses of dead maggots.
After the treatment, he simply walked a few steps and started grazing.
Before the treatment he also had a good feed of pellets and fresh lovely green grass we bought for him.
So that was my whole afternoon.

In the meantime we are preparing a rehab boma and stable for orphaned and/ or injured wildlife. We also aim to secure timeous professional assistance for future wildlife in need. Tomorrow we will have medical help for the baby.

 

 

 

DROUGHT RELIEF APPEAL FOR WILDLIFE

An urgent appeal to all who care:  Please support our drought relief appeal   Zululand is experiencing the worst drought in 20 years. The entire Province of KZN has been red flagged because of the drought. Rivers have dried up and virtually no rain has fallen during the past months in our area at False Bay Park.

Any amount however big or small towards feeding the wildlife at our Sanctuary would be greatly appreciated.  Please click below to donate through PayPal.  Thank you for caring





A bag of game pellets costs R250.00 (18.11 USD)

One bale of Lucerne R105.00 (7.61 USD)

2015-10-26 14_23_26-DROUGHT SUPPORT APPPEAL Zululand is experiencing the worst drought in 20 yea

We have been doing our best to help our wildlife through the drought and we have to supplement food for our wildlife in our Sanctuary. There is no longer grazing and very little browsing available. Nyala graze 30% and browse 70% depending on availability of foliage and grass. Wildebeest are bulk grazers and zebra each need 10kg of hay/grass per day. Although we bring in grass from areas where there is no grazing, we now need to supplement this with Lucerne and game pellets.  The female antelope that are pregnant especially need more food to tide them through.

Any support you may be able to offer – however big or small – would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for caring! 

NEW YOUNG ENVIRONMENTAL AMBASSADOR MOVEMENT

We have linked our Young Environmental Ambassador conservation movement with Kenya! How exciting.  We are connected geographically through the Great Rift Valley that runs though Kenya and ends in our environs of False Bay World Natural Heritage Site of Isimangaliso Wetland Park .

Wildlife Art for Suni-Ridge

Wildlife Art “Big Five” prints by Janet Cuthbertson

© Wildlife Art "Big Five" prints (set of 5) by Janet Cuthbertson

© Wildlife Art "Big Five" prints (set of 5) by Janet Cuthbertson

The prints are on thick import-quality textured paper. 1 of each of the above animal prints are rolled together to form a set of the “Big Five”. This lion below is a closeup and gives you an idea of the quality of the art. Read the rest of this entry »

Stay at Leopard Walk Lodge

Get 10% off your stay at Leopard Walk Lodge - check availability and book onlineLeopard Walk Lodge is situated within the Suni-Ridge Sand Forest Park, which is a paradise for nature lovers.

Our Bed & Breakfast accommodation is private and cosy, with two cottages to choose from. Guests are welcome to dine at Leopard Walk Lodge’s restaurant.

Our guests can normally enjoy a relatively close encounter with the wildlife. Trips to nearby “Big-Five” wildlife reserves can also be arranged.

We look forward to welcoming you!  Read the rest of this entry »

Suni-Ridge Sand Forest Park

During 1991 Janet and Rob Cuthbertson purchased a rundown pineapple farm, which today has been rehabilitated into a beautiful and flourishing wildlife reserve.

Our years of effort have at times been exciting, rewarding and often the challenge has been daunting, but the knowledge that we are giving something back to nature is our most worthwhile reward”. ~ Janet and Rob Cuthbertson

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Maputaland in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

©  Click to see an enlarged map of Maputaland in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

© Map of Maputaland in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Suni-Ridge Sand Forest Park is located in Maputaland, an ecological paradise on the north east coast of South Africa, and enjoys a greater biodiversity than any other area in the country.

“On the left is the sparkling Mozambique coast with the town of Ponta da Oura and on the right, the start of the most beautiful stretch of KwaZulu Natal coastal landscape. A series of lakes strung out like shimmering beads in necklace.

We had just flown across Tembe Elephant Park with its unique watery wilderness, spotting elephant and rhino at waterholes. And ahead of us is the Mkuzi Game Reserve, the up-market Phinda Reserve and the grandeur of the Lubombo Mountains with Swaziland on the other side.”

Jill Gowans, an environmental reporter for the Sunday Tribune, observed this while flying over the Maputaland region. Read the rest of this entry »

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Below is the privacy statement for Suni-Ridge Sand Forest Park Environmental Rehabilitation Centre. It specifies how we might use the personal details provided to us by our website visitors. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Read the rest of this entry »


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