Here you can read all about our latest releases!
This male pangolin came in with severe neurological damage and it took many weeks to get better. But he finally made it back into the forest! Watch the video to learn about his journey!
After a few days of recovery at the sanctuary, both Chameleons got released in the forest!.
. A few days ago, we released 1 White-bellied pangolin, 2 Dwarf crocodiles and 20 African rock pythons! (Unfortunately we don't have a picture of them) It was our biggest release so far! The total amount of released animals is now 219!
After release, this pangolin started looking for food immediately! Another pangolin safe!
This young African Rock Python was released a few days after being confiscated from the illegal trade.
After a few weeks of rehabilitation, this African Soft Shell Turtle and West-African Mud Turtle found their way back to freedom!
Release of African Soft Shell Turtle!
After a few weeks of rehabilitation, this turtle is finally back where she belongs!
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!
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 turtles back into the wild! Looks like the big one was waiting for his friend before taking off to freedom!
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!
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!
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!
At the moment, the sanctuary is home to 88 primates (and counting)! Our main mission is to get them back into the wild, and we need YOUR help to do so! Learn more about our Primate Release Programs here!