The best cage is an empty cage.
C.R.O.W. is the oldest wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa that is committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wildlife. Run by a small, yet highly dedicated and experienced team of staff and volunteers, C.R.O.W. assists over 3000 orphaned, injured and displaced animals every year. From mongoose, genets and monkeys to birds, reptiles and antelope, C.R.O.W. represents a second chance at a free, safe and sustainable life for all wild animals in distress.
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What we do as a
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
We are committed to rescue, rehabilitation and release of any orphaned, displaced and injured wildlife
We drive out for rescue calls from anywhere in KwaZulu-Natal, for any wildlife in distress.
Once the animal is at the centre, it is assessed and treated for its injuries and problems.
When the animal has completely recovered, it is released back into the wild.
We visit local schools to teach children about what we do and the importance of conservation.
What makes us special
as a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
The first of its kind in South Africa
Opening its doors in 1980, we were the first wildlife rehabilitation centre to open in South Africa.
Only primate rehabilitation centre
We are the only SPCA-accredited primate rehabilitation centre in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
We are an NSPCA accredited wildlife rehabilitation centre with licences to treat ALL wild animals on land and in sea.
No animal rescue is turned away
We treat ANY wild animal, from zebras to hadedas, no matter the size or scope, we will take it.
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“Wonderful place. Wonderful staff. So good to the animals.”
“My respect for this organisation began over 50 years ago as a child growing up in Durban. Cannot praise them highly enough.”
“Absolutely wonderful staff. Their love and compassion for animals is very evident. They always go out of their way for even the smallest animals.”