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Neet is an orphaned Red Hartebeest; at just two weeks old, she is settling in with the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital staff and loving her meals.


Johannesburg, South Africa (15 October 2021) – The Red Hartebeest is quite a fun sighting as they are not commonly seen outside of private game parks. They are very distinctive in looks, boasting short curved horns and a beautiful red and black coat with an elongated snout.

The Red Hartebeest is one of the most elegant antelopes found in Southern Africa. It has excellent stamina and can run up to 70km/h for a longer duration than other antelope species. The various subspecies are found in over 20 African countries.

The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital recently welcomed an orphaned Red Hartebeest into their ranks. She has been named Neet, and they estimate that she is around two weeks old.

Typically, the mothers will hide their young in the thick bushes until they are a little older. They will then join the herd in grazing. This likely is how Neet has become orphaned. As Neet is still young, she gets most of her nourishment from milk but without her mother, the wildlife vet team have stepped in with a special milk formula.

“This orphaned Red hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), affectionately called Neet, needs your help! Being approximately two weeks old, she is dependent on us to fulfil the role that her mother would have. She is guzzling down her special milk formula at a rapid rate, and is doing well so far!

On an optimal diet involving a nutrient-rich milk formula, #OneMeal costs R5. Feeding up to five times a day, it costs us R25 per day. This is likely to increase as her appetite increases! We’d love it if you’d consider sponsoring her next meal…”

You can support Neet using all the details listed below.

The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital treats indigenous for free, so they rely on donations to keep doing the good work they do. Below are the various payment options for the Wildlife Vet; they rely on donations, so if you can, you can donate through the methods below.


Paypal:… (For the USA and international-based donors)

Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
FNB Cheque account
Account nr: 62658400264
Branch code: 255355
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ
Reference: NEET

Sources: JWVH
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