Our latest Leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) was found on the side of the road near a veld fire. He has sustained fairly severe burns and will be in our care under close observation until his burn wounds have healed. He is doing well and has regained his appetite.
Fires are particularly dangerous for smaller wildlife, and often, there is no escape for them. We urge members of the public to not throw cigarette butts out of their windows and to only braai in designated areas. We’d also advise to not burn firebreaks or garden refuse on windy days to prevent runaway fires.
Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
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Branch code: 255355
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We treat indigenous animals free of charge, relying solely on the donations and support of our community.
Pics: Sarah Kempen
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.