Today is my 2 year anniversary in Namibia! 2 years ago today I arrived and started working as a vet. I’ve loved every single minute of it! I’m happy that I could make a difference for so many animals, and I hope I can make a difference for many more in the years to come! But I’m also thankful for the new friends I made, and my friends from Belgium who came over and visited me and this beautiful country! #reflection#anniversary#namibia#wildlifevet
The heartbreaking reality of poaching...
An adult female was shot down for the keratin horn on her face, but that night the poachers took 2 lives, as she carried in her womb another life that never got a chance to see the world, to take a breath, to feel the grass under its feet...
Please don’t report this image- the world needs to see the brutal reality of the destruction of our world, and take action to protect it.
All images by @benswildlife, to whom we are so grateful for sharing this heartbreaking scene...
End Extinction International 🌏💚🐾🌱
In Save Elephant Day I wanna tell you a story about devoted guys with big hearts who cares about somethings more than themselves.
Working hard in tough situations to just save one of the most incredible creatures on this planet.
Yes these wildlife vets do their best in duel with extinction!
Days, nights, lands, lakes, oceans, mountains don't matter they'll go, they'll find the problems and solve it.
They never let the mother of nature down, because we have only one planet. It couldn't be any further chance if we loose it.
Conservation is a war. Let's fight side by side to save wildlife, the elephants....
Videos by: @teukuariefmaulana , Me and @farbod_khakpour
Dalam Save Elephant Day, saya ingin menceritakan kepada Anda sebuah kisah tentang orang-orang yang berbakti dengan hati besar yang lebih peduli pada sesuatu daripada diri mereka sendiri.
Bekerja keras dalam situasi sulit hanya untuk menyelamatkan salah satu makhluk paling luar biasa di planet ini.
Ya, dokter hewan liar ini melakukan yang terbaik dalam duel dengan kepunahan!
Siang hari, malam, tanah, danau, lautan, gunung tidak masalah mereka akan pergi, mereka akan menemukan masalah dan menyelesaikannya.
Mereka tidak pernah mengecewakan ibu alam, karena kita hanya memiliki satu planet. Tidak mungkin ada peluang lebih lanjut jika kita kehilangan itu.
Konservasi adalah perang. Ayo bertarung berdampingan untuk menyelamatkan margasatwa, gajah ....
. #savetheelephantday#elephant#wildlife#gajah#indonesia#iran#wildlifevet#دامپزشک#دامپزشک_حیات_وحش#فیل#ایران $اندونزی
Save the Elephant Day 🐘❤
Elephants are under threat in all of their range in Africa & Asia
But the most threatened of them is Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
All of the Asian elephants are endangered but one of their subspecies is the most endangered one ...
The Sumatran Elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is critically endangered !
So it means as the conservation status the Sumatran elephant is the most important elephant in the world with the population of around 1000 individuals in the wild of island
Their protection is our dutey
And dutey of the wildlife veterinarians and the best elephant vets in VESSWIC, who are working for elephants on tropical island of Sumatra
We are saying #Sumatran_elephant_forever
And we must to fight for it ✌👊
روز جهانی حفاظت از فیل ها مبارک 🐘❤
فیل ها در تمام زیستگاه های پراکندگیشان در آفریقا و آسیا در معرض تهدید قرار دارند
اما یکی از گونه های آنها بیشترین میزان تهدید را تحمل میکند ...
فیل آسیایی در تمام پراکنش خود درخطرانقراض قرار دارد
اما در بین زیرگونه های فیل آسیایی یکی از آنها در بدترین شرایط قرار دارد
فیل سوماترا تنها زیرگونه بشدت درخطرانقراض فیل آسیایی میباشد ...
بنابراین میتوان گفت که براساس درجه حفاظتی، فیل سوماترا ارزشمندترین و مهم ترین فیل جهان است !
دامپزشکان حیات وحش در جزیره سوماترا شبانه روز تمام تلاش خود را برای حفظ و نجات تک تک افراد جمعیت ۱۰۰۰ تایی فیل در جنگل استوایی بکار میگیرند
آنها زندگی خود را به خطرانداخته و در سخت ترین شرایط برای سلامت فیل های باقی مانده میجنگند ...
شاید بتوان گفت که حفاظت از فیل سوماترا به عنوان بزرگترین پستاندار این جزیره استوایی؛ درفش مبارزه با جنگل زدایی و توسعه صنعت روغن نخل باشد
ما در این جنگ بزرگ و گسترده نقشی اساسی داریم
تا ما تنوع زیستی جهان را نشناسیم و نخواهیم که حفاظت کنیم
به سبک زندگی ویرانگر خود ادامه میدهیم و با چشمان بسته و ذهن های ناآگاه از تمام فجایعی که در این سیاره رقم میخورد عبور خواهیم کرد
پس تصمیم گیرنده ما هستیم
فقط ما ...
20107 hours ago
First day of school! First day of school! First day of school!! This little jay is all grown up and ready for blue jay school! He will be graduating and flying on his own in the wild in no time! :)
12110 hours ago
I've never been a fan of hyenas to be honest. They somewhat scare me.. But this one out here is trying to change my mind and it's working.
It is amazing what education, and the human sensory system can do. Just a touch of warm skin, a breath - a real breath from a live being and minds can be changed - the realization of the uselessness a lump of keratin is to anyone else but the rhino himself #hope#savetherhino#vetslife#veterinarian#wildlife
212717 hours ago
What an amazing day today was ! I was able to join the zoo veterinarians and Australian maritime police to release one of the hospitals turtles 🐢 after it had recovered from a boat prop strike incident ! Such an incredible experience !
After sustaining severe wounds to his neck and trachea from an illegal snare, undergoing surgery, and then completing his recovery at the Toronto Wildlife Centre, this coyote has been released to join his little family.
How's this handsome visitor we had this week! 😍 Our little bubble-blowing echidna friend was hit by a car but escaped with just a sore foot and has gone home to our wildlife carer for rehabilitation and release. Drive carefully on your travels this Easter weekend and look out for travelling wildlife too 🙊🐾
Im back! This whole last month out of any communication, it was time to be in one of the deepest, wildest and more impressive parts of the primary rainforest of Borneo. The TNBBBR National Park in West Kalimantan. I.A.R. Has there the main location for releasing and closely monitoring orangutans rehabilitated at the rescue centre. There are now 3 camps there, very very remote area where living there for a whole month let me live experiences i will never ever forget. For now i will come back to the rescue centre and if all goes as planned i will be back soon! .
Some of our baby olive ridleys and two of my favourites.
First up is Artemis, weighing in at just 1.8kg he is our smallest baby turtle. Poor Arty hasn't been on this planet very long but already in his short lifetime he's become caught in a ghost net that amputated his left front flipper and severely broke the remaining front. He's had two surgeries to try and save this flipper so fingers crossed... Next up is Nemo. A little bigger, weighing in at 3kg he is also a ghost net victim. Both his front flippers were severely damaged. One had to be amputated and we're trying to save his remaining front flipper. He's had two surgeries and has just started using it despite suffering permanent damage to two joints.
They are both complete characters and 100% adorable.
Does horn devaluation work? In other words, is it preventing animals getting poached? “In short, yes. To date, fewer than 2% of treated animals have been reported as having passed away – either due to natural mortality or at the hands of poachers. In all cases, the horns were retrieved on-site. Over an eight year period, such successful rates are unheard of, and no other anti-poaching intervention can claim to have protected more animals from poachers.” @rhinorescueproject#supporting#rhino#rhinos#animals#wildlifevet#wildlifeveterinarian
Meet Florence the juvenile olive ridley turtle! Florence was rescued by guests at vaakaru resort, baa atoll. She was found floating and unable to dive. She was very buoyant when she arrived, seen in the first video. Demonstrating what's known as "bubble butt"! We xrayed her and found a lot of free air inside her shell cavity and severe pneumonia.
We removed the free air from her shell and she started diving easier, as shown in second video.
She is still buoyant as she has a little air still trapped and lung infection which causes buoyancy.
We are treating her pneumonia.
HELP URGENTLY NEEDED: Our funds are running very low this month and we would really appreciate some financial assistance. We LOVE caring for, and being urban wildlife’s ‘go to’ when compromised or injured. In order to continue doing this, we’re in urgent need of ongoing support from corporate sponsors, monthly EFT donations and MySchool support.
We need almost R100 000 a month to keep our doors open and we would love some help in this regard.
We’re also a PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATION - which means, while assisting our wildlife, you benefit from tax deductions too!
There are multiple ways you can assist. Please check out our donation channels in the link on our profile.
Our wildlife is not only under strain or threat from poaching but also global warming, pollution, our rain falls is nowhere near where it should be and thus putting pressure and strain on our wildlife as habitat. This eland cow is under conditioned and pregnant, after calving her condition will deteriorate even more as she will be feeding your baby and having a lack of nutritious food available #pollution#plastic#wildlife#wildlifevet#rainfall
This very feisty Canada goose got itself into trouble on the water, after managing to sustain a nasty injury and stray into the wrong territory! Canada geese are highly territorial during the breeding season, and whilst usually nature will take its course and disputes are settled amongst themselves, this one was already haemorrhaging from a wound under its wing and very much needed some assistance.
Luckily the goose was rescued by staff member Abi and volunteer Laura (well done both!) and brought back to the hospital for treatment. A big thank you to the members of the public who assisted in the rescue operation 😊
A blood vessel in the wing needed tying off to stop the haemorrhage, and the wound required sutures. With antibiotics and rest, we are hopeful for a full recovery! Our veterinary team will be monitoring 😊
Gracias a la confianza de la CONANP y el Campamento Tortuguero Barra Norte, hoy tenemos a una huésped muy especial.
Ejemplar de tortuga verde (Chelonia mydas), especie marina en peligro de extinción. Esta es apenas un bebé ya que su peso puede alcanzar los 200 kg.
Las tortugas adultas están llegando ahorita a anidar a las playas, si ves una dejala sola. Puedes reportarla directamente con el Campamento Tortuguero Barra Norte o con nosotros. #wildlifevet#mexicanturtle
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A snare wire wrapped around the neck of this already endangered African Wild Dog.
African Wild Dogs move quickly and cover a very large area while hunting which makes them highly susceptible to snare wires. Radio-collars fitted by @zcp_org enable tracking so that the pack can be located and the suffering dogs can be desnared and treated. Without being able to locate the snared dogs it would be impossible to find the pack in time to rescue them. African wild dogs are a highly endangered species. Without @zcp_org and @conservationsouthluangwa in the area working together the South Luangwa is at a far greater risk of losing this species and many more. Join our conservation efforts saving endangered wildlife by clicking on the link in our bio!
Sable breeding facts: Cows first become sexually receptive at the age of three years, and would drop their first calves at the age of three years.
After a gestation period of 270 days they give birth to single calves weighing 17 Kg at birth. Calves are hidden in tall grass for the first two weeks, during which time they are visited by their mothers for suckling and grooming. The calves show an interest in grass at an early stage, and are fully weaned at eight months. #sable#wildlife#wildlifevet#facts
GROWING UP! This Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) and Grey duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia) are growing and developing well. We received them both under 2 weeks of age with their umbilicus still attached. They are both beginning to wean off their milk formula - opting for a variety of indigenous browse and graze instead.
They will soon be transferred to their pre-release enclosures to acclimatise until their ultimate release.
Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
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