Looking Forward to Better Times

 In Appeal

Greetings!

An extraordinary wildlife experience is very likely what brought you to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust’s family. As in all families, no amount of passing time changes the fact that we’re still family. And families stick together.

Our friends and family have inspired each and every redeeming moment in this challenging and unforgiving year. Everyone went above and beyond for us this year, amidst their own trials, anxieties and schedules. For thatwe thank you allWe will not soon forget this.

As the New Year approaches, we are excited to see all eyes pointed on the intersection of wildlife and humans – a result of the pandemic. The illegal wildlife trade, diseases that jump between wildlife, domestic animals and humans, high care rehabilitation for diseased or injured animals, and human upliftment all play a part in a healthy and sustainable planet – and are all the foundation of The Trust’s work.

Please support our year-end efforts to help our recent additions to our wildlife family. (Keep scrolling for details.) Any amount – small or large – is important and much appreciated. For it is only with donations from our friends and family that we can create a healthy coexistence for wildlife and people.

Happy Holidays from your family at Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. We can’t wait until we see you again one day so that we may thank you in person for standing by us.

May the New Year is kinder to us all.

 

For Wild Africa,

Jessica Dawson

Executive Director

These two warthog piglets were washed down a storm drain before being rescued last week. We were unable to find their mother but are happy to report they’re recovering nicely.
We identified and tagged, assessed heath and catalogued the DNA of 16 black rhinos. Next year we hope to translocate them to accommodated husbandry management plans. The goal is to maximize genetic diversity to maintain robust populations.
A juvenile lanner falcon with a fractured scapula was brought to the Trust. The fracture has calcification and the bird has likely survived by being fed by its parents.
Two “squatting” buffalo bulls were immobilized and translocated from Victoria Falls town to the close-by Zambezi National Park.
We were busy in our Wildlife Disease and Forensic Laboratory this year studying the spread of zoonotic diseases, and working to determine the cause of hundreds of elephant deaths in Botswana and Zimbabwe
The Trust was heavily invested in combating wildlife including the training of 42 National Park rangers and wildlife authorities in identifying diseases, poisonings or other poaching methods. We were also able to support game rangers while on patrol to ensure continuity in anti-poaching efforts.