At Ensessakotteh, BFFE provides rehabilitation facilities and lifetime care for injured and orphaned animals as well as for wild animals confiscated from illegal trade and ownership. Wherever possible rescued animals will be released back in to the wild, under carefully considered release protocols, in collaboration with EWCA.
Ensessakotteh provides the highest standards of care and rehabilitation for each animal, offering spacious, naturalistic enclosures that allow the animals to have privacy and an enriching environment. A small veterinary clinic will also be constructed, offering the country a much-needed wildlife resource, for which Thomson Airways have very generously donated the funding.
Since BFFE established its regional office in Ethiopia in 2008, over 40 orphaned, injured or confiscated wild animals have already been brought forward to Born Free so we can provide them with a better future.
Dolo was our first permanent resident. He was kept on a chain for the first four years of his life but is now living at Ensessakotteh where he will continue to receive lifetime care.
Click on the pictures to meet some of our rescued animals, some of which will receive lifetime care at the Centre while others may be returned to the wild: