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Award Winning Sanctuaries

The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
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New Video: The Future Of Wildlife Is #inourhands.

Organized crime pushes species to brink of extinction. Wildlife & forest crime destroys diversity & hinders sustainable development. If we are to conserve animal & plant species for successive generations, we must take on criminals & end impunity.

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Year Of The Monkey Crochet Dolls

We are always on the lookout for new locally made curios for our sanctuaries.  Today I saw this lovely monkey doll on Facebook and wondered if anyone could manufature these and let us know what they will cost.  Click here for the link to the website which contains the pattern, and contact us if you wish to supply us with these fabulous dolls.

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Say No To Wildlife Petting

South Africa is becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination and one of the most popular reasons for visiting is the spectacular wildlife. Along with the ‘Big Five’, South Africa is also home to an abundance of mammals, spectacular birdlife and our coasts are visited by dolphins, seals and migrating whales.

However, despite all this wildlife living free in our forests, plains, mountains and coasts there is a disturbing number of facilities offering tourists the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with wild animals. One can pet lion, tiger and serval cubs, and walk with adult lions and cheetahs. Take a ride on the back of an elephant or even an ostrich, feed monkeys and lemurs or drape a large and dangerous snake around your neck. The list appears to get longer each year with more wild animals being added to the list of those you can ‘cuddle’.

One cannot deny that any interaction with an animal, especially a wild one is an exhilarating experience leaving us feeling quite…special. But is it really ‘special’?

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Think Twice About Wild Animal Tourism

A leading animal charity is urging tourists to think more carefully about the impact their adventures are having on animals.
 
A leading animal charity is calling on tourists to think twice before they take part in wild animal experiences, as part of a campaign to expose the hidden suffering behind many attractions.
 
The campaign by World Animal Protection, which launches today in conjunction with World Animal Day, draws on research that found almost half of people pay for a wild animal experience because they love animals, but they remain unaware of the abuse that goes on behind the scenes.

 

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Two Reasons To Celebrate At Monkeyland This Week.

Baby Howler with mum at 5 days old

 
The multi-award winning primate sanctuary, Monkeyland, located in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route has double the reason to celebrate this week.
 
On Wednesday 11th March, a new Howler Monkey was born.  Both parents have been seen being very protective of the new addition to their family whilst the baby’s big sister has shown some interest in baby, but more interest in ensuring she still gets enough attention from Mum and Dad.

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The most commonly known species of lemur is the ring-tailed lemur, which is also the National animal of Madagascar.
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