Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, Limpopo
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Moholoholo is actively involved in research into wild leopards around Hoedspruit and the Mariepskop area.
The Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre is a caring haven for injured, poisoned or orphaned wild mammals and birds rescued from across South Africa. The wild animals are treated with the intention of returning them to nature where possible.
During the daily tours of the centre, visitors can get a fascinating insight into the business of rescuing animals, while at the same time contributing funds to a good cause through the modest entrance fee.
The mission of this South African wildlife rehabilitation centre is to educate its visitors, which makes it a fantastic day trip for families with kids. Because you can get a lot closer to many magnificent animals than in the wild, the centre provides excellent photographic opportunities. You may even be invited to wear the raptor handler's glove and have a majestic bird of prey land on your arm.
Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre is also an important breeding facility for the endangered crowned eagle and the elusive serval. Over 150 of these cats have been bred and released back into areas where they had become extinct.
The unique conservancy is also home to three abandoned lions from an Egyptian circus, numerous injured raptors and poisoned vultures, Humphrey the hippo, Porsche the cheetah and Chui the leopard. You also have a chance to see rare nocturnal animals like the honey badger.
The centre is situated in the Limpopo province in the shadow of the majestic Mariepskop Mountain, in the northernmost section of the Drakensberg. Wildlife rehabilitation at the centre is run by the passionate and knowledgeable Brian Jones and his staff. They are assisted by an ever-changing team of international volunteers, who get the opportunity to help with the hand rearing of young animals but also have to perform dirtier jobs like cleaning enclosures, scrubbing bed mats and cutting grass for bedding.
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Who to contact
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
Tel: + 27 (0) 84 511 3000 or
Tel: +27 (0) 15 795 5236