Tag Archives | Bambelela

How your donations helped save African wildlife in 2016

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Once again we’ve spent most of the year in Africa looking for people who save African wildlife. Thanks to your donations we’ve been able to help many more. 2016 turned out to be a banner year! Many thanks to folks like you who donated to save African wildlife. I’m sitting at the base of Mount […]

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Another two vervet monkey troops ready for freedom

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Two vervet monkey troops sponsored by Nikela ready for release thanks to the team at Bambelela. Monty was in bad shape. Losing hair and getting mighty thin. Silke took him out of the Dingaan’s troop enclosure. Over the next weeks things didn’t look good for him. However, with the typical care every monkey at Bambelela […]

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The Adventure Begins Again – Helping People Saving Wildlife

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Nikela is on a mission of helping people saving wildlife in Africa. “Your flight is cancelled!” Said the attendant as we stepped up to the check in counter. Not something you want to hear when this is the only daily flight from the Washington DC Dulles airport to Johannesburg South Africa. After 22 hours, of […]

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Kids Sell Lemonade to Save Baby Monkeys

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Even young kids can get involved in wildlife conservation, this group decided to save baby monkeys. I love pleasant surprises like this in my inbox! Images of children selling lemonade to help save African Wildlife. When I asked the kids which wild animals they’d like to help, after learning about the baby vervet monkeys at […]

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PODCAST Five Things We Can Learn From Small Wildlife Conservationists

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It’s with the small wildlife conservationists where their and maybe our future lies The initial intention of  this story was to highlight the common struggles of small wildlife conservationists. As I wrote I realized the amazing strengths these have developed and what us ordinary folk stand to learn from this dedicated group of people. (Watch […]

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How You Helped People Saving Wildlife in 2015

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At first blush it didn’t look like much until I began listing all the ways you helped people saving wildlife. Who’d have guessed six years ago as Russ and I sat enthralled watching Shannon’s birds of prey and sadly learning how their numbers where dwindling that we’d be so caught up in the movement? The […]

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Out and About with Silke

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We take you out and about with premier primate rehabber Silke at Bambelela. This week The first task the team took on this week was the ‘greener transitory cage’ project, which involved purchasing and rolling out grass into the monkeys’ enclosures. This provided not only enrichment for the monkeys, but also a source of food, […]

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Out and About with Silke

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We take you out and about with premier primate rehabber Silke at Bambelela. This week The beginning of this week continued focus on the injured monkey that was taken into care by Bamebelela, after she had been shocked by a power transformer. Sana-Kariba appeared to be feeling much stronger, but there was still a 50/50 […]

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Out and About with Silke

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We take you out and about with premier primate rehabber Silke at Bambelela. This week This week at Bambelala, the team grew rather concerned over Liberty, one of the babies living free as part of Nkawuka’s rehabilitated troop. The team noticed an injury to Liberty’s arm, seemingly appearing to be an open fracture wound. Upon […]

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Out and About with Silke

Some of the free monkey troop

We take you out and about with premier primate rehabber Silke at Bambelela. This week This week saw the arrival of two babies into Bambelela care. The first orphan to arrive, Beau, was found by the team with his mother, who had been killed by human beating. He had a nasty injury as a result […]

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