May 2022

ADOPTION DIARY MAY 2022

Updates on some of the precious animals YOU care for.

 

A mother wolf and several pups standing on a rock overlooking the plains in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIAN WOLVES

Grrrrrreat pupdate!

Every single endangered Ethiopian wolf matters. So, we’re elated that – after months of monitoring – we’ve counted a terrific total of [drumroll] 94 wolf pups across 26 families from this year’s breeding season.

We are JUBILANT but watching carefully to see how they cope with the tricky journey to adolescence. We’ll report back!

 

A cheetah hiding in the undergrowth with just its face poking out

CHEETAH FAMILY

Our new member has a new name!

Hundreds of you voted in our popular poll to choose a name for our new cheetah – rescued from Ethiopia’s illegal pet trade. A resounding 34% of you chose to call her ‘Sisay’, which means an ‘omen of good things to come’. The name is extra special as Dr Sisay is our expert vet who cared for the cheetah when she was first rescued.

A young orangutan swinging from the branch of a tree

TIMTOM THE ORANGUTAN

Flying colours

Your adoption has just helped our Orangutan Foundation colleagues give rescued orphan Timtom the extra vitamins she needs to strengthen her immune system and support her development. This was part of a full check up by local vet Dr Dimas in Borneo which you’ll be happy to hear that Timtom passed with a full bill of health! 

 

A leopard sitting up against some dark green bushes

LEOPARD FAMILY

Long and happy retirements!

Thanks to adopters, we transform the lives of rescued leopards, not least Leda. Rescued from a cramped cage in a Cypriot zoo in 2009, she enjoyed an extended retirement at our South African sanctuary until she was 30. She was far older than any zoo leopard, while her daughter Rhea lives on today, at the grand age of 24.

A chimpanzee clinging to the trunk of a tree as she climbs it

SARA THE CHIMPANZEE

Grassroots conservation 

Your orphan Sara is helping save the lives of her wild cousins! Aided by adopters, the team from Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda is working with local farmers to encourage conservation and distribute tree seedlings. Tree planting is vital to help protect and restore forest habitat – home to wild chimpanzees. 

 

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