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New Animal Hospital at the Shamwari Wildlife Centre

Tracey Campbell - February 9, 2009

A new Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Animal Hospital has opened at the Shamwari Wildlife Centre.

The animal hospital will enable veterinarians to diagnose, treat and accommodate wild animals with wildlife-related diseases and injuries.  The hospital is equipped with diagnostic equipment such as X-ray and ultra sound machines, a surgical theatre and cages to accommodate wild animals and raptors. 

Animals are only kept in the hospital during initial treatments, as most of the patients need to be sedated to prevent injuries.  During the recovery phase, animals and raptors will be kept in an aviary or custom-built bomas suitable for small mammals to rhinos and buffalo.   

The wildlife rehabilitation will be managed by two of Shamwari’s experienced veterinarians based at the Shamwari Wildlife Centre.

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