Wildlife Sanctuary- Namibia

We had an extremely long hot day today and I am really tired tonight. We have an early start so I won’t write a great deal today but I will share some basic photos I took. Haven’t had time to touch any of them up in Lightroom or Photoshop but you’ll get the point.

We visited N/a’an ku sê Activity Centre today. It is a wildlife sanctuary for injured and orphaned animals that can no longer live in the wild. There are strict rules around visiting these animals. You must be on  a tour. You can’t take selfies with them. You must follow the directions of the guide and they remove you from the tour. The compounds the animals are in are huge. You can’t see but only a tiny part. They are fed according to how they would eat in the wild. They only give them treats when the tour does the rounds. They are treated as wild animals with all the respect that involves. We felt privileged to spend time with such magnificent animals that have had a rough time in life. They are now happy and comfortable. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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You can see here how massive this wildlife sanctuary is._N3A8979This is the vehicle we rode in.

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These wild dogs were beautiful. Their coats were very colourful._N3A8984

 

These wild cats are solitary animals. There were only two in the compound. This one got upset when the second one sauntered up to see what treats were on offer._N3A9018

 

This beautiful cheetah only had three legs. Caught in a trap years ago, she was rescued and brought to the sanctuary. She is very old now. _N3A9044

The baboons were very funny.  They loved their treats and spending time with us. They looked us over pretty good.

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There were three babies playing king of the mountain on this stump, knocking each other off, playing like kittens do. Jumping into the air, running then climbing back on the stump._N3A9066

 

There were two leopards in this compound and both came up to see us. The guide threw it a piece of chicken and this guy caught it with his paws._N3A9101

 

We weren’t allowed to get out of the truck with the lions as they have been relocated here recently and are very wild and dangerous.  They were relocated when the farmer decided that should happen rather than shooting them after they attacked domestic stock (cattle).  Very dangerous the farmer thought a sanctuary was a better place for them and allows them to live their lives out in this very large area safely. They have a couple of miles of area to room in the compounds.  We stayed in the truck as they get upset if people are on the ground walking near them. _N3A9131

This was her partner.  A beautiful guy. He was so laid back. Wasn’t even interested in eating much of the chicken treats.

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The Penguin enjoying a bit of lunch.

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(All photos taken by PSParks-The Travellin Penguin- copyright)

Author: TravellinPenguin

I live a retired life in Tasmania, Australia. I love books, travel, animals, photography, motor biking and good friends. I indulge in all these activities with the little Travellin' Penguin who has now shared four continents with me. We love book shops, photography walks and time with friends as all our family is in USA and Canada. I enjoy visitors to my blog so hope you'll stop by.

6 thoughts on “Wildlife Sanctuary- Namibia”

  1. Thanks for taking the time to do this, I know myself how hard it can be to find the time and energy to blog at the end of a day when I’m on holiday. But it is worth it, not just because we, your readers are enjoying it, but also because you will have a great record of your trip to look back on.

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    1. Exactly what I was going to say Lisa. It’s quite exhausting often writing up blog posts, but as you say they not only communicate to family and friends, but are such a great resource for later. I often check back on my travel blogs for one thing or another.

      I enjoyed this Pam. Great photos – though I still find those wild dogs – are they hyenas – more scary than beautiful. But, that’s not their fault is it?

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  2. extraordinary! the book i’m reading is about the motorcycle guy crossing africa, so i feel like i’m in those pictures somewhere, just a bit out of sight… wonderful photos; it looks clean there…

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