Wildlife is under threat in Cameroon. And for more than 25 years, the Limbe Wildlife Centre has been working to protect it. Through wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, educational initiatives and community programmes, we are working to conserve Cameroon’s unique wildlife heritage.
The mission of the Limbe Wildlife Centre is to to conserve Cameroonian wildlife by rehabilitating victims of poaching, inspiring people to connect with nature and improve local communities’ wellbeing. The LWC is a national rescue centre for victims of the illegal wildlife trade. They provide food, shelter, veterinary care and specialised rehabilitation to every animal who comes through their doors. Given the nature of the illegal wildlife trade, they rarely know when they will receive new arrivals, or the condition they will be in when they arrive. Therefore, they must always be prepared to welcome new arrivals, whether a great ape or a monkey .
Many of the animals arrive as orphans after their mothers are killed for bush meat. Others that were kept as pets come to us after years of suffering, abuse and inadequate care. Upon arrival, they are often suffering from many ailments. This can include malnourishment, dehydration, parasite infestation, emotional trauma, and sometimes wounds from shotgun pellets, snares, ropes, machetes or repeated abuse. Many require immediate medical attention from our veterinary team and round-the-clock care.
Rehabilitation of wild animals, particularly primates, is a long and difficult process. Tragically, most trafficked animals are not lucky enough to make it to a sanctuary. Those that do often arrive in very bad condition. Once at the LWC, each individual goes through a short stabilisation period. The youngest arrivals require round-the-clock care from their dedicated team. This is done to mirror what their mother would provide in the wild and to ensure their survival. Older individuals, who have most often been kept in terrible conditions for much of their lives, require their own unique rehabilitative care. Years of extreme psychological trauma and neglect requires patience, dedication and a long road to recovery. Each individual needs time to adjust to a new life free from the abuse they’ve sadly grown so accustomed to.
Profits from the auction of these stunning pieces of original art goes towards helping the Limbe Wildlife Centre continue their magnificent work.
LOT 1 ~ ORIGINAL watercolour and pastel portrait. Reserve Price: £100
LOT 2 ~ ORIGINAL watercolour and pastel portrait. Reserve Price: £100
These ORIGINAL watercolour and pastel/pencil artworks depicting a ‘Sleepy Chimp’ and ‘Baby Gorilla’ are by wildlife artist Milo. They are approximately 410 x 530mm and are signed and dated by the artist
To win these STUNNING pieces of ORIGINAL art all you have to do is email your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 7th February. Please state whether you are bidding on Lot 1 Sleepy Chimp or Lot 2 Baby Gorilla.
More information about the work of the Limbe Wildlife Centre available HERE
Limited Edition tops available in various styles and colours are available HERE ~ALL profits help this wonderful sanctuary.
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