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We have been
involved in primate rehabilitation for 16 years, we like to think of
ourselves as “Vervet Monkey Specialists”. At one stage we only dealt
with monkeys, but we have been receiving more animal and bird species
lately. Any orphaned and/or injured animals get treated at the centre, and
when healed or strong enough, we release them back to their natural
We DO NOT keep animals in cages once they have been
rehabilitated!!! Primates take longer to rehabilitate, so their
rehabilitation could take up to 3 years.
impossible to guarantee that volunteers will work with/handle more
than monkeys when at the centre, but... as we are getting more and
more different species of animals/birds in, it is difficult to
predict what we’ll actually handle while they are here!
At times we
receive monkeys from other centres, the government and the NSPCA - which
means that we could receive groups of 25+!
We hope to be able to release at least two troops of
rehabilitated monkeys back to the wild per year, and there is quite a bit of
organisation, research and monitoring involved in this.
Volunteers must realise that there is a lot more to operating a
rehabilitation centre than just feeding and cleaning and handling
animals, here they are also involved in the maintenance and construction
of the centre!
Riverside Wildlife Rehabilitation and Environmental Education Centre,
P.O. Box 161,
0885, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Phone: +27 (0)15 3451050,