A tiger farm that has kept big cats cruelly caged in appalling conditions in Thailand has been shut down by the authorities. Now, the big cats who live there are in urgent need of rescue. If we do not help get them to safety as soon as possible, a caged zoo existence is likely to […]
This is an URGENT PLEA FOR HELP for pangolins! Last week, our partner in Lagos, Nigeria, was flooded by freak torrential rains that swept through the sanctuary, completely wrecking it. We have been appealing for your help in rebuilding this sanctuary for critically endangered and vulnerable animals, including infant pangolins and their mothers rescued from […]
Africa is in the midst of a horrifying elephant poaching crisis. For every mother elephant killed, a calf is left behind – traumatized, helpless and alone. There are many knock-on effects. When poachers lay wire snares to trap elephants, calves are often caught, and they become orphaned when their mothers abandon them after fruitless hours and days of […]
A growing appetite for “bushmeat” in Nigeria is seeing hundreds of thousands of animals – many of them endangered – slaughtered to feed the demand for “exotic” meat. Primates, bushbuck, turtles and critically endangered pangolins are just some of the species strung up at markets, often alive, and then brutally killed when they are purchased […]
Iconic and charismatic, African penguins have declined in numbers by over 98% in the last century. At their current rate of demise, they could be extinct by 2035. Credit: APSS Once abundant along their native coast of Southern Africa, the African penguin has declined to just 2% of its original population size, placing it on […]
Firefighters in Greece continue to battle blazes that “cannot be contained” as the country burns into a fresh week. Fire is devouring vast swathes of the country fuelled by gale-force winds and dry summer conditions. Credit: AngelosTzortzinis_AFP Animals continue to be in danger of burning to death right now. The fire has destroyed 77,000 hectares […]
Captive lion breeding is one of wildlife’s biggest scandals in South Africa. Forced breeding sees lion cubs born in cages, petted by tourists until they are too big, and then shot by trophy hunters who think it’s clever to shoot a defenseless animal. If not hunted, they are slaughtered so their body parts can be […]
Every year, tens of thousands of African elephants are killed, and their ivory tusks are used for trinkets and ornaments. This out-of-control slaughter means the species faces the urgent threat of extinction. A world without elephants is a real and harrowing possibility – which is why we are using advanced AI technology to track every […]
The catastrophic wildfires in Maui are the deadliest wildfires in modern U.S. history and animals are in deadly peril because of them. A tortoise rescued from the fires. Credit: Maui Humane Society Wild animals lost their homes, their sources of food, and even their lives. PLEASE help us rescue surviving animals who are burnt, dehydrated, […]
Frodo, the baby flying fox, weighed less than a bar of chocolate when he was found orphaned on the island of Mahé in Seychelles. At just a few days old and 72 grams (2.5 ounces), he was helpless without his mother, but they had become separated. Credit: Protect Paradise Tragically, Frodo and his mother were […]
The man who keeps Ljubo, a brown bear we have been fighting to relocate to a specialist sanctuary for almost a year, has this week acquired a new bear cub. The man – keeper of the six-year-old Ljubo in Montenegro – claims the cub was left on the doorstep of his unlicensed “zoo”. Incredibly, Montenegrin […]
In South Africa and Namibia, the Cape fur seals are becoming increasingly vulnerable. These defenseless creatures are facing threats from commercial fishing, and climate change. Now, most horrifically of all, they are being brutally killed in their natural habitats by humans. Credit: Isabelle Charrier A few weeks ago, the carcasses of six Cape fur seals […]
Large-scale evacuations continue as deadly wildfires sweep parts of Greece. All weekend and continuing today, people have fled their homes as large swathes of the country burn. Wild animals are in terrible trouble. Right now, our partners are on the ground, risking their lives to reach animals trapped and helpless animals in the flames. Emergency […]
It’s heartbreaking: Two elephants could die as snares cut deep into their flesh. We have a plan to help.
Two elephants in Zimbabwe are in life-threatening situations as you read this. Each has fallen victim to cruel wire snares – torture devices that cut dangerously deep into the flesh, cause severe tissue damage and likely leave the animal in agony. Credit: KAWFT The elephants – members of two separate herds roaming the vast Lake […]
Our worst fears have been realized. After briefly being rehomed to an enclosure, Ljubo, a six-year-old brown bear, in the Balkan nation of Montenegro is back in a cage. We have proof that he is being exhibited to the public with no valid zoo license and while his permission to exhibit the bear is under […]
As the African rhino poaching crisis continues to wipe out animal populations across the country, its latest victim – just 18 months old – is fighting for his life. Credit: Care For Wild Now named Bavati, the young calf was orphaned when his mother was slaughtered by poachers, effectively leaving him for dead as rhino […]
In Zimbabwe, there is a poaching crisis! Amid the region’s lush vegetation, criminals lay hard-to-see snares which trap and kill giraffe and other wildlife. Once snared, excruciating death is inevitable: the animal dies from starvation, the injuries sustained, or the cold steel of a poacher’s blade. Sickeningly, giraffes are being killed for no better reason […]
Recently, while rescuing two serval kittens from a sugarcane fire in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, the FreeME Wildlife (FMW) team was involved in a horrific head-on vehicle collision. They were taking the three-day-old kittens to their base for observation and treatment when an oncoming vehicle hit their van head-on. Credit: FreeMe Wildlife Miraculously, in the […]
In the town of Hoedspruit in South Africa, a young Temminck’s ground pangolin recently suffered horrific injuries after being repeatedly electrocuted by an electrified farm fence. A fence that cuts through her natural environment. The shock was so severe that it almost cooked the creature alive, tearing through her scales and flesh, and exposing the […]
We must move this captive leopard to a spacious sanctuary – his relocation permit is about to expire!
Today we come to you with an urgent plea for help: a captive wildlife facility in South Africa is shutting down. They have found new locations for most of their animals, but a hand-reared 13-year-old leopard remains. He has just days to be rehomed, which is why our partner, Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary, has […]
A little while ago, we appealed to you for help in purchasing critically-needed milk formula for eight infant pangolins in Nigeria. Today, we really need your help once again. Our partner in Nigeria, Pangolins International, has 15 fragile pangopups all rescued from the horrific illegal trade. They must have special milk formula to survive – […]
A few days ago, Lucy, a 12-week-old hippo calf, fell into a six-foot (2 meter) deep dam on a farm in Tzaneen, South Africa, and became trapped. It is suspected she was simply following her mother when the tragedy happened. Helpless hippo calf Lucy was stuck in a dam for THREE days. Her survival now […]
This holiday island hides SICKENING wildlife brutality – flying foxes beaten to death and turned into DINNER!
The Seychelles is one of the world’s most beautiful and exclusive holiday destinations, but behind the scenes, sickening wildlife brutality is taking place. Flying foxes, a species of fruit bat, are hunted from the wild using crude and cruel nets and hooks – so they can be eaten by locals and tourists. Once caught, flying […]
Africa’s painted dogs are among the most endangered mammals in the world. Half a million of these extraordinary predators once roamed African plains – but now, there are fewer than 7,000 left in the wild. They are facing the very real threat of extinction. The biggest threat to painted dog populations was once lions – […]
We promised our supporters we will not stop fighting to free Ljubo, a five-year-old brown bear who has been held captive in Montenegro his entire life. We are working tirelessly to have Ljubo relocated to a bear sanctuary, but the fight to free him is fraught with challenges. Here is the situation. Firstly, his […]
The African elephant population has PLUMMETED from more than 5 million 100 years ago to just 415,000 today!
The elephant population in Africa is in the midst of a devastating poaching crisis. At least 20,000 African elephants are killed each year for the illegal ivory trade, driving them headlong to extinction. Routinely, we have to deal with the harrowing sight of the bloody, butchered carcass of a once magnificent animal, its tusks hacked […]