Duiker release Beauty

I remember very well when Beauty arrived, I was studying and working on my dissertation at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. It is now 4 years later and with much gratitude I can say that not only was I involved with raising

Duiker release Beauty

I remember very well when Beauty arrived, I was studying and working on my dissertation at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. It is now 4 years later and with much gratitude I can say that not only was I involved with raising

Jackal release

Last month the three side-striped jackals (Canis adustus), Tic, Tac and Toe were transferred to their release enclosure. They came to the Wildlife Centre last year from a litter that was found on a farm and rescued by the owner

Jackal release

Last month the three side-striped jackals (Canis adustus), Tic, Tac and Toe were transferred to their release enclosure. They came to the Wildlife Centre last year from a litter that was found on a farm and rescued by the owner

Rehabilitating wildlife: all the same or individual cases?

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when you work with animals (especially in a captive setting) is to generalize an entire species. Although you can learn as much there is to know about a certain species developing expertise

Rehabilitating wildlife: all the same or individual cases?

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when you work with animals (especially in a captive setting) is to generalize an entire species. Although you can learn as much there is to know about a certain species developing expertise

Cape & Salima – two rescued orphans

Orphan season is the season of the year where young primates are born and rescued throughout the country. What often happens is that vervets and baboon raid crops and get killed by villagers who are protecting their crops. When they

Cape & Salima – two rescued orphans

Orphan season is the season of the year where young primates are born and rescued throughout the country. What often happens is that vervets and baboon raid crops and get killed by villagers who are protecting their crops. When they

From house cat to wild cat

Hamu came to the centre in 2014. He was orphaned and was being sold along the road. Vigilant people luckily picked him up and brought him to the LSPCA. They realised right away that this was a serval kitten and

From house cat to wild cat

Hamu came to the centre in 2014. He was orphaned and was being sold along the road. Vigilant people luckily picked him up and brought him to the LSPCA. They realised right away that this was a serval kitten and

Baby baboon integration- Haggis & Chuck

Last week Haggis and Chuck got their first introduction to a life in a natural setting with the rest of their new group. Haggis and Chuck both came in at the end of last year and with the help of

Baby baboon integration- Haggis & Chuck

Last week Haggis and Chuck got their first introduction to a life in a natural setting with the rest of their new group. Haggis and Chuck both came in at the end of last year and with the help of

Derek the Chameleon

Derek the Chameleon A new interesting case came in at the centre, a chameleon. Chameleons are not always appreciated in Malawi, they are, like some other animals associated with witchcraft since they can change their colour. These sensitive creatures however

Derek the Chameleon

Derek the Chameleon A new interesting case came in at the centre, a chameleon. Chameleons are not always appreciated in Malawi, they are, like some other animals associated with witchcraft since they can change their colour. These sensitive creatures however

Kezi a Supermom!

Kezi a female yellow baboon arrived at the centre in 2012 when she was approximately 6 months old. She was confiscated after being sold on the road side. The illegal pet trade is common in Malawi and Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

Kezi a Supermom!

Kezi a female yellow baboon arrived at the centre in 2012 when she was approximately 6 months old. She was confiscated after being sold on the road side. The illegal pet trade is common in Malawi and Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

A New Future? Wildlife & Naturopathy

Introduction Due to many reasons like loss of habitat, decreasing prey densities, illegal poaching and the increasing illegal wildlife and pet trade, wildlife is facing more risks these days. Wildlife rehabilitation centres have their hands full taking care of sick,

A New Future? Wildlife & Naturopathy

Introduction Due to many reasons like loss of habitat, decreasing prey densities, illegal poaching and the increasing illegal wildlife and pet trade, wildlife is facing more risks these days. Wildlife rehabilitation centres have their hands full taking care of sick,

A wild baboon causing trouble part 2

I am in bed and keep thinking about this baboon. He probably passed out somewhere in a corner on this hospital ground. Sleeping is not possible, the sun is coming up and before it is completely light the phone rings.

A wild baboon causing trouble part 2

I am in bed and keep thinking about this baboon. He probably passed out somewhere in a corner on this hospital ground. Sleeping is not possible, the sun is coming up and before it is completely light the phone rings.