African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

African Dawn started as a family interest, driven by the owner’s love of birds being a major influence throughout his life. He started taking in orphaned and injured birds and animals, but as more and more came in, the sanctuary grew and in 1997 they decided to open its doors to the public in order to subsidize the growing cost of feeding and caring for these birds and animals.

Since then, the sanctuary has continued to grow and flourish, and in 2003 they started a very successful volunteer program to help look after the ever-growing number of residents.

Today they host the largest aviary in the Eastern Cape as well as other beautiful spacious aviaries and enclosures.

They run a successful rehabilitation unit, and in January 2015 they finished building their new rehab section, which will see numerous birds and animals helped and be released where possible. In 2016 over 300 birds and animals were admitted into African Dawn.

They also host Endangered Animals, which include the Blue Duiker and Blue and Crowned Cranes, as well as Cheetahs and Servals.

The animals at the sanctuary are not bred, however, are ambassador animals for their species used to help educate people about the difficulties these endangered animals face.

Their aims and objectives are focussed on rescuing and treating all injured or orphaned wildlife brought into the sanctuary, to rehabilitate the animals to their optimal levels of functioning. To provide a safe and suitable environment for birds and animals who do not have the ability to survive re-introduction into their natural habitats, to play an active role in cultivating an awareness amongst the public to try and ensure a future for the conservation of wildlife, and, to work in close association with nature conservation and other wildlife rescue centres.

  • Listing ID: 14207
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Lot 13 Strandfontein, Thornhill, Eastern Cape, 6375, South AfricaAfrica,Global,6375 Show phone number *****

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