• Cheetah Preservation Foundation

NPC helps to save flamingo lives!

Posted by Cheetah Preservation Foundation on Fri February 15, 2019 in Cheetah Preservation Foundation NPC.

Less than 10km from Kimberly’s famous Big Hole, lies the Kamfers Dam. It has been one of only 4 vital breeding grounds in Africa for the lesser flamingos and is sadly experiencing a drought which has led to the once 400 hectare dam, dropping far below it’s normal magnitude.

‘The parents were not able to feed and protect the chicks as they normally would. It’s actually a big problem as the water level is dropping every day,’ says Craig van Rensburg, an administrator of community organization Saam Staan Kimberley. This left thousands of defenseless flamingo chicks without hope.

Though nature has always been about survival of the fittest, we could not stand by as our wildlife weakens due to what we as a human race can prevent – and South Africans countrywide felt the same! Compassion and support came streaming in from everywhere!

The Cheetah Preservation Foundation decided to donate the first R5000 to assist in helping these babies survive. In total, thanks to amazing members and followers, we managed to raise a total of R12000!

Where did it go?

R 5000 went to SANCCOB & R 7000 to VulPro who were involved in the care of many of these flamingo chicks.

What they needed:

Nestum Baby Cereal No.1
Ringers lactate, dextrose
5, 10 and 20ml syringes
Disposable gloves, aprons, foot covers
Feeding tubes
BEE, CALSUP, PETFLEX, Probiotic powder
F10 – spray, gel, ointment
Astroturf, carpet tiles
Food Processors/blenders
Heating Lamps
Plastic shell sandpits
Plastic basins and storage containers
Sponges, drying racks, microwave sterilizers

Thank you so much for helping us to help THEM!

To become involved in future fundraisers or as a member, contact Carmen, manager for The Cheetah Preservation Foundation on [email protected]