Be a Baboon Guardian for Orphan Eleanor
The Guardianship programme at C.A.R.E helps us to care for and plan a future for the baboons under rehabilitation at the centre.
If you would like to become a Baboon Guardian and support a baboon at C.A.R.E, we will send you a Guardianship Pack and updates on their progress.
We rely on generosity and donations to enable us to care for the baboons undergoing rehabilitation and we hope that through keeping you updated on your special baboon you may get to know a little of its personality and character as it develops! Choose one of our very special baboons who deserve only the best care and with your help we can provide just that!
If you choose to become a Baboon Guardian, we will send you electronically;
A Guardianship Certificate,
Profile of you baboon,
About C.A.R.E Information Pack.
Followed by email or Facebook updates 3 times a year for
your adoptive baboon so that you can get to know them and how they are getting on at the Centre.Price:
Guardianship per year: $180 ($15 per month)
~"Do what you feel in your heart to be right" - Eleanor Roosevelt ~
Eleanor given a fighting chance.
Growing in confidence Eleanor is an adorable, playful little girl. Sadly, due to human negligence and cruelty, she may not survive into the future. We have high hopes for her, but due to a fracture in her skull, a small knock to the head could mean the end for our little fighter.
When we recieved a call to pick up an orphaned baby baboon, we had no idea she would be in such a critical state. With a fractured skull, wounds all over her face & head & threatening seizures she may not make it. We are so glad she is here at C.A.R.E. where we at this stage have two wonderful vets, Stephanie and Joao and a dedicated, experienced team. Hannah (her primary care-giver) has been up most nights, as have the vets, monitoring her condition & caring for her. For a few days Eleanor, after the famous strong American politician Eleanor Roosevelt, had a lot of neurological symptoms typical of a head injury; she could only turn left, eyes flickering, muscle spasms and small seizures.
She has had X-rays so that we could determine the best treatment and so far she has been doing well. Sadly, a recent xray (6.5 weeks after her rescue) shows that the fracture is there and open still and although the wound is healing her skull is very fragile; for a curious baby baboon that wants to climb, jump and play this isn't good news.
C.A.R.E. aims to give Eleanor the best chances of survival and a baboon family once she is healed so that she has a chance to be returned to the wild. She's still fighting to survive. When she arrived her whole body was beaten & bruised & scraped - the pain medication helped a lot. Initially we were concerned that the brain trauma had impacted her coordination and that she had extensive neurological damage which would prevent her from having a "normal baboon life", but after a few weeks Eleanor showed us that asides from her injury she was growing as an infant baboon should.
Eleanor has a bright future at C.A.R.E. if she makes it, where she will get all the care and support needed for a life in the wild as part of a baboon troop again.
As Eleanor has been a critical case, she has needed much more care than the "normal recue". Visits to the Vet in town to get xrays, pain medication, steroids (initially), anti-seizure medication (initially), antibiotics, probiotics,
"Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." Eleanor Roosevelt
Click 'Donate' below to become a Guardian to Eleanor
$180 per year.
Make a difference to her life and keep updated with her progress.
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