One of the being abused best days we had while in Gobabis the 2nd time we were there was a visit to Harnas Wildlife Foundation.
This sanctuary had been developed by Tannie Marietjie van Der Merwe who bought a baby baboon from people selling it on side of road. She saved it and decided to help animals by setting up a sanctuary. Over the years it grew and now has a large number of animals being rehabilitated. Her daughter and husband, who used to work with her, now run Naankuse, also a sanctuary, in Windhoek.
It was a most interesting day as we saw a large variety of animals and were informed about their habits and, for some, their sad history. When they are ready they are released into the wild. Instead of writing much more I shall share photos taken by our daughter, Lyn Gilbert.
A Caracul jumps to catch its meal
Baboons gather in a tree
A lion gnaws on a bone
Lionesses waiting for their lunch
A Caracul bares its teeth
A Cheetah in a tree
These Cheetah just want their lunch
Mother and baby Baboon
This is mine!
A Wild Dog anticipates Lunch