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Wry Face – Incredible Survival of Giraffe with Malformed Face

Giraffe with Wry Face Congenital Defect Survives to adulthood! Wry Face or Wry Nose is a congenital condition (birth defect) which affects certain species of animals, and is most obvious in species with long faces, such as horses and cattle. The condition is normally associated with a cleft palate, which makes suckling a huge challenge […]

WHWF 6th Annual Xmas Support – The Rhino Orphanage

Xmas Happiness for the Rhino Babies and their Carers: As always, we do our best to make Christmas extra special for the #WildBabies and caring Staff at The Rhino Orphanage. This year was our 6th Annual Xmas Supply Drop. With the loving care and help of our local community and our valued donors, we were […]

Harpo the Harties Hippo โ€“ Countdown to a Cull?

Rumours are increasingly gaining substance that the famous Harpo, the resident Hippo at Hartebeespoort Dam, is in line to be culled (shot). According to the Kormorant Newspaper, reliable sources have indicated that a permit for the killing of Harpo has been issued by the North-West Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDECT). Harpo has become […]

Paradise is closing down – Fracking and Oil Drilling in Okavango Delta

The ghastly spectre of oil drilling and fracking in fragile Okavango Delta For a distance of some 150km, Canadian company ReconAfricaโ€™s oil and gas prospecting concessions border the Kavango River, a crucial source of water in a semi-arid area and the lifeline for one of Africaโ€™s greatest concentrations of wild species in the Okavango Delta […]

Rhino Poaching – 17 Rhino Horns Confiscated

December 15th, 2020 Kempton Park, South Africa: 17 Rhino Horns were seized in sting operation when the authorities acted upon a tip-off at a warehouse in Kempton Park, close to O.R. Tambo International Airport. The consignment seized was marked as chicken feed, with the destination listed as Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). A wooden shipping container was […]

Rarest of Scavengers – The Brown Hyena

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข (๐™ƒ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™– ๐™—๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™–) ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข “๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ง” ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด (๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ง); ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด, ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข. Brown Hyenas occur in the southern African sub-region: Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Republic of South Africa and Namibia. The […]

WHWF Limited Edition 2021 Calendar

Now Available! Be one of the lucky few to proudly display this beautiful Wildlife Calendar in your Home or Office. Only available in South Africa, printing has been limited to 100 Calendars. The WHWF 2021 Big 5 Calendar is A3 size, 7 beautiful full-colour pages, Wire-bound with hanging hook. All photographs in the Calendar were […]

How to help Rhino Orphans this December – Updated

Little Falls & Surrounding Areas, Roodepoort: Our Local Community has been invaluable in their support to help us do what we do best – Helping the Animals most at Risk. If you’re a local resident and passionate about our Wildlife, see below how you can help right now! “During the Covid19 Pandemic Lockdown, WHWF has […]

Captive Lion Breeding Damages SAโ€™s Tourism Reputation

Despite overwhelming worldwide opposition, including aย parliamentary resolutionย to close down the captive lion breeding industry, SAโ€™s government is ignoring red flags that the industry is damaging the countryโ€™s reputation and deliberating a 2020 annual trade quota for the export of lion bones. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) said in April that the decision […]

Rare Win for Rhinos โ€“ Justice for Poached Animals

Three convicted poachers of the notorious Ndlovu gang failed in their bid to appeal their 25 year sentences. ย The High Court in Makhanda (Grahamstown) dismissed their appeal on all counts on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. Conservationists and Wildlife lovers are celebrating this win for the Rhinos the world over. In April 2016, Jabulani Ndlovu, Sikhumbuzo […]

๐–๐‡๐–๐…’๐ฌ ๐Ÿ”๐ญ๐ก ๐€๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐—๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐ŸŽ… ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ƒ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ – ๐‘๐ก๐ข๐ง๐จ ๐๐š๐›๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐„๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ.

Supplying The Rhino Orphanage with everything they could possible need, is an on-going project which we work on continuously, and with the greatest of love. ย To look at some of the work that weโ€™ve done in the past for The Rhino Babies, click here: Rhino Orphan Care. To support #RhinoOrphanCare, you can Donate here. (Ref […]

Life 4 Lions

#Life4Lions #Life4Lions Our comprehensive, ongoing #Life4Lions Project will run for the next several months, as we await permission from the Government to move through each stage. The attached pictures and video show the latest completed section of work. Please continue to support this endeavour – we have a long road ahead of us, with extensive […]

Emergency Wildlife Rescue Fund

Emergency Wildlife Rescue Fund needs a Boost!   Our WHWF Emergency Wildlife Rescue Fund needs a Boost! The ability to be able to act quickly when confronted with a Wildlife Emergency, is invaluable. At Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation we have, over the past few years, successfully completed numerous Wildlife Rescues, often without having adequate resources. […]

2 August 2020 Primate Rescue & Rehabilitation

2 August 2020: Focus Area: Primate Rescue & Rehabilitation Another successful #WHWF Project completed! When we received a call from Bambelela to help with food and meds for the rescued monkeys in their care, we immediately jumped into action. Home to almost 400 Vervet Monkeys being rehabilitated for freedom and wild living again, Bambelela was […]

13 May 2020 Primate Rescue and Rehabilitation

13ย  May 2020: Target Area: Primate Rescue and Rehabilitation #Rescued #VervetMonkeys get Emergency Food during COVID-19 #LockDown: At Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation, we strive to always help where we can, and we’ll never ignore an animal in need. With the Covid-19 #LockDown entering its 7th week in South Africa, the future is looking very bleak […]

African Wild Dogs – Spotted Phantoms

Highly Endangered โ€“ Effective Predators โ€“ Stunningly Beautiful The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus (means โ€˜wolf-like, paintedโ€™), is without a doubt one of the most fascinating animals that roam the African wilderness. They are highly endangered, with only around 450 truly free-roaming (wild) animals in South Africa today. Sadly, they have disappeared from most of […]

Pangolin, The most Trafficked Animal in the World

Pangolins are officially the most-trafficked animal in the world. In October of 2016 at the CITES convention held in Johannesburg, South Africa, all eight species were upgraded to Appendix 1. This means that international trade in animals is strictly prohibited. In addition to this there are some amazing people working tirelessly to save this exceptional […]

A KING WITHOUT A COUNTRY

In 1975 there were an estimated 250,000 Lions on the continent of Africa. In 2014 the numbers of these gracefully majestic African lions, have plummeted down to an estimated 25,000 on the whole African continent, A loss of 225,000 in only 39 years. The estimatedย 2,500 Lions that areย left in the wild in South Africa does […]

One Elephant killed every 15 minutes

Poachers have killed over 100,000 Elephants in three years. The insatiable demand for ivory is causing a dramatic decline in the number of African elephants. Poachers are hunting the animals faster than they can reproduce. In the early 1970s, demand for ivory rocketed with 80% of traded raw ivory coming from poached elephants. A ban was […]

Trading Rhino To Extinction

Rhino Horn is not medicine nor a status symbol for the wealthy. The removal of rhino horn powder from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the 1990’s had largely reduced demand. During this period, horns sold for very little on the illegal black market, and on average, only around 15 rhinos were poached in South Africa each year from […]

“The Big 5” Is “Big Money”

“THE BIG 5โ€ณ is โ€œBIG MONEY” and WORTH FAR MORE ALIVE. South Africaโ€™s Big Five is much better for the country than previously thought. A leopard that lives for 15 years contributes more than R85 million to the state coffers. Thatโ€™s the finding of a study conducted by the research institute Tourism Research, Economics, Environment and Society […]

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