Lassa fever is a severe virus carried by rats. While West Africa typically experiences the disease, it can be deadly, and several surrounding countries have documented cases. The “multimammate rat” is known to be the conduit of this Lassa fever. Avoid allowing your pets anywhere near rats or their homes.
Oceans provide more than 50% of the Oxygen we breathe and stores 50 times more Carbon Dioxide than the atmosphere. It regulates the whole world’s climates, by transporting heat from the equator to the poles and vice-versa transferring the cold from the poles to the equator thereby creating a balanced regulated climatic system in the world.
It is estimated that about 13 million tons of plastics leak into the ocean each year, and about 100 000 marine animals killed by plastic each year. These estimates from trusted environmental organisations reveal how plastic pollution has grown to be the world’s biggest environmental challenge.
On this day, the 23rd of May 2018, we celebrate the oldest creatures’ existence through awareness campaigns and showing respect to them through acknowledging the challenges they face.
There’s no question about it. The Garden Route is abuzz with diverse life forms. It is a haven for nature lovers, rich in biodiversity – both plant and animal species. The Garden Route stretch is 300km long, from Mossel Bay in Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape, and our Tenikwa Wildlife Centre happens to be located within this hotspot.
Endangered Species are plant or animals that are very much at risk of being lost forever from the world. This is in most cases due to human interference which has caused an imbalance that the species fail to adapt to. It is important that we educate everyone about the importance of these species and encourage change of behaviour.
A Sparrow Hawk was found by a security guard at Market Square Plettenbergbay, it was dazed after flying into a window. Barney from the market square immediately called Tenikwa. The bird was stabilized overnight and showed improvement, we were able to feed and hydrate him before releasing him in Plettenberg Bay. Mark Brown from Natures…
On the 29 March’18 Tenikwa got a call from “HOME FROM HOME” Plettenberg Bay to inform us that 3 baby Greater Striped Swallows landed up out of the nest due to tree trimming. The birds where admitted and cared for at our Rehabilitation centre. They were hand fed every 2 hours. Once they were eating…
Plastics are becoming a major concern on the environment. Plastic waste is suffocating the earth systems at an alarming rate, and the alarming thing is, we hardly notice the damage those thrown away plastic straws or plastic bottles have amounted to. It is time to wake up and put an end to it whilst we still can, before we get to a point of no return. Two Sea Turtles recently admitted for rehabilitation to Tenikwa by the public and its conservation partner SANParks gets transported to Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town from the Plettenberg Bay Airport by CemAir.
Two Sea Turtles recently admitted for rehabilitation to Tenikwa by the public and its conservation partner SANParks gets transported to Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town from the Plettenberg Bay Airport by CemAir.