An adult male Temminck’s ground pangolin was confiscated during a sting operation. After admission and a light sedation, blood samples were taken. Once we were confident that he had a clean bill of health, he was released; being closely monitored through the telemetry unit attached to one of his scales.
It has been a few weeks since his release, and we are pleased to report that he is doing well!
Our sincere thanks go to the team that worked tirelessly in ensuring the success of Khufu's rescue, his care at the clinic, daily walking so that he could forage, coordination of his release and the post-release monitoring. Our sincere thanks to Francois Meyer for the hours and hours spent following Khufu.
Rehabilitation of pangolins is costly! If you'd like to sponsor the rehabilitation and release of this elusive species, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.
Pics: Ashleigh Pienaar
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.