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At Naankuse each and every animal in need of a loving home is welcomed with open arms. The dedication of Marlice and the staff ensures that they live a life most suited to their natural behavior, while at the same time receiving the constant care and dedication that they so deserve after their often tragic pasts. Your support makes it possible for us to keep on supporting the animals of Namibia.

Adopt an animal for just 1,550 Namibian dollars (NAD) per animal per year. In return for your sponsorship you will receive:
  • A personalised certificate with a photo of your adopted animal.
  • At least one update during the year including a photo of your adopted animal.

Below you will find a selection of our gorgeous residents up for symbolic adoption. With more than 100 animals at the sanctuary, we simply couldn’t list all of them here. If you wish to adopt a specific animal that is not listed, please indicate its name on the payment page.

Sponsor a GPS collar

Unfortunately human-wildlife conflict is inevitable, usually resulting in the lethal control of large carnivores as a preventative measure in retaliation for livestock depredation. At Naankuse we started our Carnivore Research Project in 2008 to help protect and conserve large carnivores and reduce human-carnivore conflict by offering advice and assistance to Namibian farmers and landowners who experience conflict with large carnivores.

Captured cats are fitted with a GPS collar before being released back onto the farmer’s land, allowing us to track their movements, check on their condition and gain a better understanding of their ecology for future conservation.

In this way Naankuse has been able to prove that the majority of the collared carnivores are not livestock killers, thereby allowing these magnificent animals to remain in the wild. Landowners subsequently end up tolerating and appreciating the presence of big cats on their land.

GPS collars are an irreplaceable tool in our human-carnivore conflict mitigation research.

Sponsor a GPS collar for an animal for just 45,000 Namibian dollars (NAD) per animal per year. In return for your sponsorship you will receive:

A personalized certificate from our research department, photos and regular updates on the big cat, including the full story of their release and visual updates showing their movements and location.

How to donate

We offer numerous payment options when adopting an animal:

  • PayPal
  • Electronic Bank Transfer (EFT)
  • Credit Card
Electronic bank transfer

We recommend Exchange 4 Free which allows you to transfer funds with no foreign bank transfer fees. You can pay into a bank in your home country and Exchange 4 Free will transfer the funds to Namibia.

  • Transfer Reason: select “Donations”
  • Invoice amount: enter 1,550 or 775 NAD
  • Payment Reference type: leave it as “Booking Reference”.
  • Payment Reference: enter “Adoption” and the name of the animal you would like to adopt.

For donors from South Africa and Namibia, you can do a normal EFT directly to Naankuse.

Name of Account: Naankuse Foundation
Bank: Bank Windhoek
Account No: 8003476834
Branch Code: 483-872
Branch: Maerua Mall, Windhoek, Namibia

If you make a transfer, please email donations@naankuse.com with the details so that we can THANK YOU!

Paypal or Credit Card

Click on a button below and log in to your Paypal account. If you do not have a Paypal account click on “Continue” under “Don’t have a PayPal account? ” and enter your credit card details. Enter the amount in British Pounds, using the converter below.

For both cases, enter the name of the animal you wish to adopt under “Which animal would you like to adopt?”.


All of our chacma baboons arrived at N/a’an ku sê as orphans, in most cases their mothers having been tragically shot. At N/a’an ku sê we believe that every animal has the right to a peaceful life, and we lovingly hand-raise our furry babies. A total of four habituated troops call the sanctuary home. They unfortunately cannot be released, as they are too accustomed to human contact and would most likely be attacked and possibly killed by a wild troop of baboons.

Sadly, in Namibia baboons are classified as pests due to their sometimes destructive behavior. This does result in them getting persecuted by the world’s most dangerous predator – mankind! But there is no animal more bouncy, bubbly and wonderfully adorable as a baboon.

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