This Bush pig (Potamochoerus larvatus) was found to be abandoned, and a member of the public took him to the Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital at Onderstepoort. Unable to reunite him with his family, this pig has been cared for by Sr Soné Louw, under the guidance of Dr Dorianne Elliot.
The Bush pig was subsequently transferred to us, and a suitable release site with a pre-release enclosure was found. While he still requires his special milk formula, this pig is well on his way to being wild and free.
Caring for wildlife, like this little Bush pig means not only ensuring their health and safety while they are in our care. Of equal importance is their health and safety during their transition period and post release. These costs are exorbitant and we are currently struggling financially. Optimal care for our patients is our utmost priority and we would love a little support to go towards these expenses.
If you’re in a position to donate financially, or to purchase some items on our wish list, we’d be sincerely grateful!
Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
FNB Cheque account
Account nr: 62658400264
Branch code: 255355
Reference: Bush pig
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ
Make a donation: http://www.johannesburgwildlifevet.com/make-a-donation.html
Our wishlist: http://www.johannesburgwildlifevet.com/our-wishlist.html
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We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.
Pics: Ashleigh Pienaar & Sarah Kempen
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.