This Tree squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi) suffered aspiration and subsequently contracted pneumonia as a result of incorrect feeding by a well meaning member of the public. After being stabilised at Bird and exotic animal hospital at Onderstepoort, he was brought to us for rehabilitation and preparation for his eventual release. He has been thriving on his milk formula, has been introduced to natural food sources and is ready to go to his prerelease enclosure, before he is released to live as intended, in the wild.
Thanks to primary carer, and permitted rehab volunteer, Ashleigh Pienaar, for her dedication to his care.
We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.
Pic: Sarah Kempen
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.