Wildlife In Need of Veterinary Care and/or Rehabilitation

As humans inhabit more wildlife habitats, build more roads, agriculture, malls, and homes it is inevitable that wild animals are injured or orphaned and need assistance.

Rehabilitation centres require permits to keep wild animals, it is illegal to keep wild animals without one.  Reputable rehabilitation centres with have onsite veterinary facilities and qualified as well as experience staff.

We are situated in Limpopo, South Africa, and specialise in chacma baboons with great success.

Other species we have successfully rehabilitated and released back into the wild include waterbuck, bushbuck, squirrels, mongoose, porcupines, warthogs, bushbabies (lesser and greater), dormice, various small mammals, and small birds.  Meerkats have found their sanctuary here in the past too.

In the earlier days Rita, C.A.R.E.'s Founder also rescued from the canned lion industry and rehabilitated lions and jackals that were all successfully released.

If you find a wild animal in need, you must first be sure; the animal does, in fact, need human assistance and then you need to contact your nearest wildlife rehabilitator or veterinarian. 

Please note that the correct diet for wild animals is essential and poor care in infancy can lead to premature death and organ failure later on in life.

If you find a baboon orphan, please get in touch asap; we travel all over South Africa to help baboons in need, to ensure they get to the right place. 


There are only 3 operating rehabilitation centres for baboons in South Africa and they are all in Limpopo.


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C.A.R.E. The Centre for
Animal Rehabilitation &

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre & Sanctuary

pioneering in rehabilitation for release back into the wild since 1989.

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