Help save flamingo chicks in South Africa

Thousands of flamingo chicks have been left abandoned after water levels dropped at Kamfers Dam in Kimberley, South Africa and they need our help!

Rescued flamingo chicks and hatchlings. Image: Die Swart Kat Productions – Martin Kotze

With the help of volunteers, non-profit Saam Staan, Kimberley SPCA, Department of Environmental Affairs and Ekapa the chicks have been rescued and transported to Kimberley SPCA where they are kept, monitored closely and fed until it is time for them to be taken to a place of safety where they will be raised and rehabilitated.

Flamingo chick being fed at Kimberley SPCA. Image: Die Swart Kat Productions – Martin Kotze

Kimberley SPCA still needs help in taking care of and feeding the chicks.

How you can help

Supplies needed:

  • Towels & carpets
  • Feather dusters
  • Teddies
  • Sardines(Frozen)
  • Prawns
  • Nestum Baby Cereal No.1
  • Hard boiled Eggs
  • Hand sanitizer

Volunteer at the Kimberley SPCA:

Message Lizelle Cloete: 082 295 9892

Donations:

Kimberley SPCA
Standard Bank
Account Nr: 040 057 607
Branch Code: 050 002
Ref: Flamingo rescue

International donations:

Non-profit organisation Saam Staan Kimberley have on request set up a PayPal account to make it possible for anyone across the world to donate towards the cause.

https://www.paypal.me/saamstaankby

Kindhearted people from all over South Africa and the world have immediately stepped in, volunteering to rescue these endangered baby birds.

Volunteers helping to feed the flamingo chicks at Kimberley SPCA. Image: Die Swart Kat Productions – Martin Kotze

It is such an amazing feeling to watch people come together to save lives.

Image: Die Swart Kat Productions – Martin Kotze

Hundreds of the chicks have so far been relocated to Ushaka Marine World in Durban and rehabilitation centres in Tableview and Hout Bay, Cape Town where veterinarians can give the attention needed.

Watch the heartwarming video of volunteers helping the chicks taken by the talented Die Swart Kat Productions.

For more information:
Coordinator:
Linja Allen
072 011 2335

Coordinator/Spca:
Mario Van Der Westhuizen
062 613 3895

Ingredients & Donations:
Alet Steyn
072 125 5211

Feeding:
Lizelle Cloete
082 295 9892

Media Liaison:
Craig Van Rensburg
082 798 8503

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