Photo Credit: Ashleigh Pienaar

The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital took in three mongooses for treatment and have since sent them on to be rehabilitated and released.


Johannesburg, South Africa (26 November 2020) – The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital takes care of indigenous wildlife free of charge and recently they took in three mongooses. They took in two Banded Mongooses and an orphaned baby mongoose.

The three received their medical checks and got the sign-off for travel. The wildlife vet just waited on the baby mongoose to be weaned from her formula before they sent the three to the Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre.

The Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre is a non-profit rehabilitation centre for native South African Wildlife. They work to protect South African wildlife and return them to wild spaces. Umoya has rehabilitated bush babies, hippos, rhino, pangolins, bushpigs, duikers and so much more.

The partnership between the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital and the Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre is one that benefits the whole of South Africa. Our indigenous creatures get the chance to survive and thrive after being rescued from various situations including accidents and poaching.

The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital gave their thanks to the team for running such an ethical centre.

“We received two adult Banded mongoose from Edenvale SPCA and an orphaned baby mongoose from Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital. Once the all-clear was given after a full clinical exam had been performed and as soon as the baby mongoose was fully weaned from her milk formula, the three were taken to Emma and her team at Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre. Here they will continue the rest of their rehabilitation journey and meet new mongooses with whom they will eventually be released with.

Our thanks to Emma and her team. Collaboration is so important in wildlife rehabilitation, and we are so grateful to be able to partner with this ethical centre.”

You can take a look at the adorable rescues below. We wish them well on their next step of rehabilitation before being released back into the wild.

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