Releases

Here you can read all about our latest releases!

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Pangolin release

Because it was getting dark, and because we didn't want to disturb her too much, it's not the best picture.

But the pangolin who arrived one day earlier was caught a few hours before reaching the sanctuary. That's why she was not starved, not dehydrated and luckily, not injured. So there was no reason for her to stay with us any longer!

10 minutes after being released in the forest, she unrolled and walked away into freedom!

Soft Release Lizard Buzzards

This is what we call a soft release! 😊  Remember the 2 Lizard Buzzards that couldn't fly because they were kept in a small cage? They were declared healthy enough to go back to the wild!   1 buzzard already left, the other one left too, but decided to come back. We still provide food for him and he can leave whenever's he's ready. Eventually, the second one took off 2 days later.

We also released some turtles!

We also released turtles back into the wild! Looks like the big one was waiting for his friend before taking off to freedom! 

Part 2 of our crocodile release!

 We released 13 Dwarf crocodile hatchlings back into the wild! Dwarf Crocodiles are listed as vulnerable so every one we can release back into the wild is great news for the survival of the species! 

Release dwarf crocodiles

We released 13 Dwarf crocodile hatchlings back into the wild! Dwarf Crocodiles are listed as vulnerable so every one we can release back into the wild is great news for the survival of the species!
 

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Release of a juvenile African Crowned Eagle

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Release Palm civet

White-bellied pangolin release

Here is the release video of our latest (pregnant) pangolin!  She immediately does what pangolins do best: breaking branches and licking up termites!   Once a victim of the illegal trade, now back where she belongs! 

Pangolin release

Another pangolin rescued!  This white-bellied pangolin was sold in front of a hotel in Liberia. Someone contacted us and we quickly arrived at the spot. Accompanied by the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and with the help from the Police, the frightened pangolin was handed over to us and will now recover at the sanctuary.  Great teamwork! At least this one is safe!