Near the end of last year, we introduced you to a tiny South African porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis). She had been found wandering around in a suburban garden after a massive storm. It was suspected that she was flushed out of her burrow by the deluge. Sadly, efforts to reunite her with her mother were unsuccessful.
In the few weeks spent with us, this interesting animal has grown tremendously. She thrives on her special milk formula and is also enjoying a range of natural food items such as grass roots, tubers and plants too. We are preparing to relocate her to a pre-release enclosure in a suitable habitat. Here, she will acclimatise to the new environment, prior to a soft release.
Thank you Lauren Beckley for your dedication to this larger than life patient!
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We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.
Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
FNB Cheque account
Account nr: 62658400264
Branch code: 255355
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Pics: Ashleigh Pienaar
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.