We also did a lot of work around the centres and we still need to look at all the maintenance issues that still need tackling in the coming weeks.
As always my animal care team did their very best in getting the job done, it was really hard, keeping in mind that our team is much smaller now, but we made it work. So a big thank you to all the Wildlife staff who came to assist in the mammoth tasks.
We had VIP’s who came to see the Centres too! Well Virginia McKenna herself was here and this was such a big honour to have her here with us. Rock legend Brian May and songstress Kerry Ellis came too and taking them all around the Julie Ward Centre was an experience of a lifetime. They had come to help launch Born Free’s Pride of Cape Town event - and to see our work of course. Virginia said the highlight of her visit was seeing all the cats again, and seeing how well they looked.
Ma Juah and Achee. Ma Juah was rescued from a private zoo in Liberia, and Achee from a private home in Romania. Both arrived at Shamwari in 2004
Ma Juah looks good and her lick granuloma is healing nicely. Our vet, Johan, is on top of things and she has been responding really well to the treatment that we gave her in her food. She also had to be darted again, to give follow-on treatment. One thing that she did not like was to be separated from Achee, so they are back together again now. I see, after a long time, they are visiting Sinbad in the next door camp, and spending time by the fence looking at each other. However, MJ still does not trust Sinbad, she would sit behind a bush and look at him, and she will call to Achee with those cat-like calls, seeming to ask her to come away.
Well that is all that I have for you all and will have more next month!