Something very exciting is happing for us at the Trust - Lisa is currently in the southern part of the country preparing a very special young serval for release. You may or may not recall a young male serval we talked about in a past newsletter (Dec 07) who was hit by a car. Frodo has undergone several major surgeries in an effort to fix a broken leg. He is finally in good enough shape to move to a soft release enclosure. He was immobilized and collared on 12th April 2008 and as I write is being settled into his new tempory home. Lisa will give a full report when she gets back, so please keep your fingers crossed for Frodo that it all goes well.
In the meantime, we have mentioned a number of times how we have had difficulty uploading photos. However, we have managed to get some up. We hope these images will amuse and inspire you all, they came with a lot of perservence and sweat and patience…….
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This is Fuzzy Peg - sweet little teacup hedgehog!
This is Asia, ”supermodel” African wild cat whom we hope will bond soon with Siam, the red African wild cat male.
This is the handsome boy himself - Siam, red African wild cat.
This is Atlantic, African wild cat male being collared by Lisa.
Atlantic in recovery after having a collar fitted.
This is Mr. Pigling Bland, male hedgehog enjoying a bit of sun.
Bilbo – young male serval at release site Bushman Rock Estates.
Coco (left - female) & Dior (right - male) orphaned genets.
Moley Warp - male hedgehog on a stroll in the garden.
Rafiki, the handsome half king serval male.
Arwen – young female serval.
Starsky - top breeding male African wild cat at the Trust.
Rascal the pensive - young male large-spotted genet.
Francis - African civet female in her house.
Phiri – baby Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest male (See Dec 07 newsletter).
Finally - little cutie after a meal…… Baby Southern African hedgehog.