People who care

These are the heroes that helps Saasa and its sanctuaries.

Africa Media Visit

The Africa Media = http://www.africa-media.org/ = came to visit us and shared these amazing photos with us.

The story of 2 Ladies and 2 Lions

The story of 2 Ladies and 2 Lions

Thanks to the determination of two amazing woman – Drew and Maxine – two little lion cubs – Lia and Elsa – have arrived at their Safe Final Forever home, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. When asked how she feels about that, Drew says “Relieved! Relieved with the knowledge that they (Lia and Elsa) will be safe for the rest of their lives.”

So we would like to WELCOME Lia and Elsa to the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance and their new home at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary.  Lia is a tawny 6 month old Lioness and Elsa a 9 month old white Lioness…or should I say Lioness in the making.

Finally Safe

Lia is not the first (or only) lion cub that Drew has saved. To date 10 lions have been saved thanks to Drew. When Maxine first met Elsa she felt a strong connection, and from this first moment, she knew she had to save her. We believe that this will also not be the last lion Maxine saves.

Lia

Lia

Due to the abuse that Lia (the tawny lion cub) had to endure in her earliest days – living in a hamster size cage and being fed nothing but camel milk – her growth is severely stunted. Lia is however under the care now of our amazing Vet Brendan Tindall who feels comfortable that Lia will be much better off now that she is here at Jukani and on a safer healthier diet. Before her rescue, Lia also suffered a broken left shoulder which was not taken care of. As result, she might always walk with a slight limp and be smaller than the other lions but she makes up for that in attitude.

Elsa

Elsa

Elsa has endured emotional and physical abuse which she now needs to recover from, and we hope that living with Lia with whom she has already bonded, and being free from human interference will help her become a confident lioness.
SAASA (South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance) and especially the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary team would like to take this opportunity and say WELCOME Lia and Elsa. As well as saying thank you! Thank you to Drew and Brian Abrahamson, Maxine Prins, PAWS SA – Hilton Button, The Pet Lounge, Pets want to travel, Paul Tully, Jill Burton, Diana Zulficker, Hesham Sheta, Dr Abdullah Hassin, Vet Brendan Tindall and our team!

Maxine, Vet Brendan, Jill and Drew

Maxine, Vet Brendan, Jill and Drew

So if you are looking for something amazing to do….come and visit our Sanctuaries and welcome these new arrivals.

Die Sterreweg came to Smile at Us!

Die Sterreweg students came to Smile at Us!

Tamarin Windvogel part of the admin for Die Sterreweg Daycare Centre for children with special needs in New Horizon, Plettenberg Bay, contacted Monkeyland to find out the fee to bring some of their children that have never been to visit us. Without hesitation the Monkeyland and Birds of Eden management opened their doors for free to this Small school who does SO MUCH for those who are differently-abled.

Die Sterreweg Visit

Die Sterreweg Visit

On Thursday the 22nd of October they showed up to visit with us at Monkeyland and on Friday the 23rd they came back for their visit to Birds of Eden.
A big thank you goes out to the Orca Foundation Volunteers who showed up in full force to assist with pushing wheelchairs. I would also like to thank the Monkeyland and Birds of Eden teams who made sure to treat these differently-abled children as they deserve to be treated….like everyone else with respect and love.
I am not sure if they enjoyed it but if you look at those smiles…then I have to take a guess and say YES.

Die Sterreweg Visit

Die Sterreweg Visit

We hope Die Sterreweg will bring them for another visit so that they can also enjoy Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary.

Thanks to Tamarin and her team for the work they do, the care and devotion they have for these kids is very obviouse and I take my hat of to you!

Please consider assisting this school if you have the means to do so.
You can contact the school on diesterreweg@gmail.com or +27 (0)44 533 2639

Skål Arrival dinner at Indigo Bar – Beacon Island

After a long day of travelling there is nothing like sitting down with old and new friends, having a scrumptious meal and reminiscing about the days events.  Well thanks to Bonnievale Wines the night kept going, the wine kept flowing and the smile kept growing.