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Firefighters have worked tirelessly to contain the raging blaze in Kleinmond, but unfortunately, the wildlife are still suffering the after-effects.
This was seen after inspectors linked to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Wildlife Department in Grassy Park rescued a young female baboon from Kleinmond who sustained severe burns to her hands and feet.
“The hospital staff is expecting the need for intensive treatment of serious burns from the first photographs received from the inspectors in the field. Once treated and healed, she will be returned to her troop,” the Cape of Good Hope SPCA explains.
A drone was also launched to inspect the damage of the area and search for any injured wildlife. Nine baboons have been identified needing treatment, and this baby baboon is the first to be rescued
“The aim is to administer onsite treatment to those that can be released immediately. Others requiring more intensive care and further treatment will be brought in to the facility,” the Cape of Good Hope SPCA adds.
If you would like to help the fire survivors, you can donate to the cause here.
Picture/s: Cape of Good Hope SPCA