GENET BABIES: These juvenile Large-spotted genets (Genetta tigrinas) are currently in our care and are being raised for their eventual release. The two oldest ones are siblings that fell out of a palm tree in Bryanston. We then received another genet baby found in a hollow stump after a tree was cut down. While hours were spent for a few evenings, waiting for their respective mothers to collect them, our reuniting attempts were not successful. Our latest genet patient was surrendered after its siblings were aspirated from being incorrectly fed and illegally kept by a well meaning member of the public.
Ranging from 4 to 9 weeks in age, they are powering through their special milk formula! The two older genets are being introduced to natural food sources while they are being weaned. Our sincere thanks to their primary carer, permitted wildlife rehabiliator, Michelle Watson, for her dedication and numerous hours she has spent giving specialist care to these orphaned genets.
Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
FNB Cheque account
Account nr: 62658400264
Branch code: 255355
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ
Nominate us to win a share of 2.1 million with #MySchool21 HERE: https://bit.ly/2RrF6sF
We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.
Pics: Sarah Kempen & Ashleigh Pienaar
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.