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Wild Animal Orphans

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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.


  • 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
  • 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 Release

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

    Length: 00:25:13
    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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