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Wild Animal Orphans

Next Airing: Sun, Jan 24th, 2021 at 9:30 AM on UEN-TV

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About 8 miles north of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, is Marlice van Vuuren’s wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary. In partnership with the Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Foundation, founded by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, this fabulous reserve and sanctuary is where Marlice and her extraordinary family care for orphaned wild animals, which they one day hope to release back into the wild.

Episodes:

  • New Beginnings and Sad Endings

    After almost two days of tracking a suspected poacher is apprehended on a neighbouring farm, but matters turn for the worst when a snared cheetah is found dead.

    Next Airing: Sun, Jan 24th, 2021 at 9:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:12
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • Operation Wild Dog

    A wild dog with a snakebite wound and a caracal with a broken leg need attention before Marlice checks in on two cheetahs that will soon be released back into the wild.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jan 27th, 2021 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:17
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • Cheetah Rescue

    Three of the baby baboons are castrated, as Marlice doesn't want them to breed in captivity; and the next day she leaves for the northern part of Namibia to fetch two semi-tame cheetahs whose owner can't look after them any longer.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 3rd, 2021 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:17
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • Tooth Trouble and Game Count

    Marlice and Rudie take a cheetah with a serious tooth condition to the vet and after the good rains that they have had it is time to do an aerial game count.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 10th, 2021 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:15
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • Preparing for the Big Release

    For their biggest release operation yet, Marlice and Rudie, with the help of others dart, collar and load seven cheetahs and one leopard all in one day.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 17th, 2021 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:12
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • The Big Release

    In their biggest operation of this kind yet Rudie and Marlice release seven cheetahs and a leopard in two separate areas of Namibia.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 24th, 2021 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:13
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • Baby Baboons

    One of the baby baboons wakes up with Marlice, Rudie and Zacheo – in their bed! Here he gets his first bottle of the day. Marlice and Jo take him and the other babies for their daily walk. During the walk they get exercise, climb trees, play with each other and forage for food – just like they would in the wild.

    Length: 00:25:13
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • Big Cats and Baby Baboons

    Umbili and Shakira, the two leopard cubs, have been moved out of Marlice's house and into their own enclosure and it's time for the baby baboons to be introduced to the juvenile troop.

    Length: 00:25:37
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • Cat Trouble

    Marlice's day starts with the big and juvenile baboon troops, but a change in events take her to a neighbouring farm to rescue a trapped leopard.

    Length: 00:25:17
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • New Born

    A year has gone by since our last episode and a lot has changed at Naankuse. We meet Nicklai, Rudie and Marlice's five month old son. Zacheo now goes to school in Windhoek by bus. Umbili and Shakira have grown quite a bit and were moved to a bigger enclosure, Marlice still feeds them daily before checking up on the wild dogs.

    Length: 00:25:18
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • Painted Pups

    In this first episode, we meet Marlice’s family – husband Rudie, and son Zacheo. A new orphaned baby baboon with a foot injury arrives at Naankuse and Marlice treats her in the clinic. Back at home the two five month old leopard cubs are causing havoc in the house.

    Length: 00:25:17
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • Signs in the Sand

    When they lose the UHF signal from a collared leopard they had released in the desert, Marlice and Kiewiet, Naankuse's expert tracker, must look for the animal on foot.

    Length: 00:25:15
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025
  • The Big Relocate

    Two male leopards and three lions have to swap enclosures – a dangerous exercise.

    Length: 00:25:18
    Usage rights: Expires 6/30/2025

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