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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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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

Vervet monkeys

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

Some of the free monkey troop

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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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 saw a first for Bambelela, as Amy took under her wing three orphan babies, Winnie, Angie-Frikkie and ZaiZai, comforting and nursing them just 10 days after losing her first born baby, seemingly diverting her grief into love. If […]

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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. A brief history Since 2010, Nikela has followed the incredible Silke von Eynern and her teams’ care of animals in need. Silke resides in Limpopo, South Africa, a province filled with majestic mountains and indigenous forests, rich in beauty and wildlife but […]

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An Introduction to African Animals, Endangered or Otherwise Under Pressure

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African animals and birds facts and information about endangered species and others under threat. Nikela is an all-volunteer organization working with the men and women who protect and save numerous African animal species.  As part of that mission, Nikela presents information on a number of species, some critically endangered and under much lesser threats. African […]

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The Anatomy of a Vervet Monkey Troop Release

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VIDEO and PHOTOS It’s about so much more than putting a few saved monkeys together to have a successful Vervet monkey troop release. Huge enclosures with old painted car tires, rope swings, places to hide, and old barrels to climb in. What might seem like a random array of objects to stimulate its resident monkeys […]

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Double Your Gift Give Vervets a Second Chance

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Double your $7 gift in the next 12 days and give Vervets a second chance at being wild. “I want to be a monkey!” When his sisters opted for Rainbow Bright and Smurfette, it wasn’t He Man or the Big Hulk but a monkey he chose for their hours of pretend play. Ever since I […]

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