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©Chris Kelly, Wildlife ACT

GIFTS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

Know someone who goes wild for wildlife? Then consider giving them the ultimate gift - the chance to adopt or sponsor their favourite animal.

   

The Sanaga-Yong Rescue Centre provides a sanctuary for 72 chimpanzee orphans in Cameroon, while supporting habitat protection, law enforcement and conservation education programmes. So if you know someone who's bananas for primates, you can make a difference by sponsoring an orphan and giving a loved one the chance to become a virtual caregiver for their closest relative.

   

There are also sadly lots of little rhinos out there who have lost their mums due to the poaching crisis. They need food, medical care, security and love, and when you adopt one of the baby rhinos at The Rhino Orphanage, you can sleep soundly knowing that 100% of your donation will go directly towards giving them a peaceful life on this earth. What better gift to give someone (and a rhino)?

   

Wildlife ACT are playing their part in conserving the most endangered large carnivore in southern Africa, and if your friend is doggone mad about the painted wolf, then assist monitoring efforts by adopting an African wild dog on their behalf. You can also support Wildlife ACT by buying one of Samantha Hancock's colourful watercolour paintings. Her goal is to highlight the array of colour that Africa’s wildlife brings to our world and to give the general public the opportunity to contribute towards conservation efforts by buying these paintings. So if you know someone who loves art as much as they love Africa's wildlife, this may be just the thing you're looking for!