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Wild Animal Orphans

Next Airing: Fri, May 26th, 2017 at 4:00 PM 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.


  • 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: Fri, May 26th, 2017 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:13
    Usage rights: Expires 2/13/2020
  • 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: 00:25:38
    Usage rights: Expires 2/13/2020
  • 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.

    Length: 00:25:19
    Usage rights: Expires 2/13/2020
  • 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.

    Length: 00:25:14
    Usage rights: Expires 2/13/2020
  • 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: 00:25:20
    Usage rights: Expires 2/13/2020
  • 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.

    Length: 00:25:17
    Usage rights: Expires 2/13/2020
  • 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.

    Length: 00:25:12
    Usage rights: Expires 2/13/2020
  • The Big Relocate

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

    Length: 00:25:20
    Usage rights: Expires 2/13/2020
  • 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.

    Length: 00:25:16
    Usage rights: Expires 2/13/2020



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