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Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary

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Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary

The Naankuse Foundation is proud to announce its newest project, the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary. It aims  to assist and cares for rhinos or elephants that have been injured or orphaned in incidents of poaching.

The facility is equipped with holding pens, trucks, crates and veterinary equipment, and has a full-time veterinarian available. Animals that come to the facility will be cared for until they are fit and ready to be returned to their places of origin.

The  Sanctuary was opened by Angelina and her children during their 2017 visit to Namibia. Angelina Jolie has been friends with Marlice and Rudie van Vuuren for over 16 years. Shiloh Jolie Pitt, Angelina Jolie’s daughter who was born in Namibia, was delighted to see how the sanctuary will assist and care for injured rhinos and elephants. It is a collaboration between Naankuse, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

The Wildlife Sanctuary at N/a’an ku sê continues to be a refuge for orphaned, injured and ‘problem’ animals in need. The Sanctuary continues to provide a haven for a variety of animals.There is a never-ending flow of animals who need our assistance. We currently have 177 animals that we take care of. With 80 baboons, 6 vervet monkeys, 17 meekats,5 lions, 3 leopards, 10 caracals and 24 African wild dogs our hands are pretty much full.