The Feathered Friends Program
In the wild young birds of prey experience up to 70% mortality in their first year. Unfortunately human activities almost always influence these wild populations in a negative way, putting even more pressure on the birds that survived in the first place.
Many of the raptors housed here at the Sanctuary have suffered injury because of these human activities; such as the unwise use of poisons, aerial utility-line collisions and electrocutions, firearm persecution, road accidents and illegal trade for traditional medicine use. These raptors can no longer survive in the wild due to the permanent nature of their injuries and will live out their lives here as ambassadors. For some of the bigger birds this may be for as long as 40 years. As their custodians it is our responsibility to provide them with shelter, food and environmental enrichment to make them as comfortable as possible for the rest of their days.
It is our hope that through their stories, people will come to know, understand and care more about the amazing diversity of raptors that live in South African skies.
Lending a helping hand
Our skills, time and expertise are often severely hindered by insufficient funds required to carry out this task. You, your company or your school may be in a position to assist! If any of the raptors living at the sanctuary have touched your heart, then you can contribute to their upkeep with an annual sponsorship support.
What you receive in return
- A feathered friend card allowing you 20% admittance discount to the sanctuary. (Not-transferable)
- Listing on our Sanctuary ‘Friends’ board
- A photograph of your chosen raptor
- An emailed update as to the health and welfare of your feathered friend
- The knowledge that you have made a difference in the life of a fellow creature.
Mega Raptor R 2400.00/ year
(Eagles, vultures, large owls & secretary birds)
Medium Raptor R 1800.00 / year
(Falcons, YBK’s, Harriers, Medium Owls etc)
Mini Raptor R 1200. 00 / year
(Owlets, kestrels, BSK’s, pygmy falcons)
Sanctuary Banking Details:
First National Bank
Hayfields Branch No 221425
Account Name African Bird of Prey Sanctuary
Cheque Account No 620 2900 9786
REF: FF and your name for an annual amount.
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