In South Africa’s Mpumalanga region, a newborn has been found on the brink of death!
Discovered alone, motionless and barely breathing by an anti-poaching team, the desperately ill foal was rushed to our partner, the Care for Wild Sanctuary’s (CFW) intensive care unit for emergency treatment. Their worst fears were confirmed when blood tests revealed septicemia and severe anemia. CFW reached out to Animal Survival International for help and…
…we RUSHED EMERGENCY FUNDS for an urgent blood transfusion for the baby zebra!
The baby (She was given the name ‘Modjadji’ after the queen of the rain and ruler of the day.) was only a few days old and in terrible condition and to make things even worse, she was completely covered in ticks. The team feared she wouldn’t survive the night.
Thankfully, the additional blood plasma and red blood cells we provided gave Modjadji’s immune system a much-needed boost and helped to combat the anemia. She fought bravely but her condition is pitiful.
Injured, weak and frightened, she needs long-term intensive care and rehabilitation to recover. We have promised to send more help, but we need your support. Please help us raise the $2,800 (£2,115) needed for her care.
Separated from her mother just days after birth,
it’s miraculous she survived!
For two weeks, relentless storms, likely driven by climate change, battered the Mpumalanga region of South Africa causing the ground to turn into mud and become flooded by pools of water. With the rain pouring down and the mud making it difficult for animals to walk or run, rangers suspect the baby zebra struggled to keep up with the herd and was left behind when she could no longer stand.
Modjadji is not out of the woods yet!
Her white blood cell count is still very high, showing that infection persists. She has wounds all over her body from when she tried to drag herself through rough dirt, looking for a safe place to hide before she was rescued.
Zebras live in herds made of multiple small families – one stallion, multiple mares, and their young. Modjadji has been left orphaned and without a family to care for her. After she fought so bravely, she deserves to live and with your help, we will give her everything she needs to survive and be released safely back into the wild.
It is imperative that the rehabilitation team constantly monitor Modjadji’s urine, blood glucose levels, temperature, feces and breathing. She needs daily wound and skincare, eye and ear washes and our team must ensure that she is comfortable and manage her trauma and emotional state.
Modjadji is under 24-hour supervision and fed milk every two hours by the devoted CFW team. Being just a few days old in the wild, she would normally be cared for by her mother and protected by her herd.
Now, we are her herd! And we need you to join the herd too!
Gentle Modjadji is in desperate need of our help. Even at a very young age, she should already be eating solid food, but her jaw muscles are still too weak to chew even the smallest of carrots. We have pledged to provide aid but need your support to help make this possible. Please help us raise the $2,800 (£2,115) so urgently needed. Your donation will be put to immediate use for continued around-the-clock care.
Please, help us secure little Modjadji’s survival!
Modjadji has a long road to recovery ahead of her, and our team must work extremely hard to help her regain her strength so she can be released back into the wild. We need your help to make sure that this story has a happy ending. Please donate as generously as you are able, today!