Our Sanctuary

Animals in Wonderland is a breeding and educational facility.

Each animal under our care gets individual attention and their specific diet is met. Our motto at the sanctuary is "if it has a heart beat it must have a name", so every one of our 250 strong family has a name and a place in the food chain or system as we call it here.

The animals at the sanctuary are used for educational and environmental talks and programmes. Our heart is to reach as many children as possible and educate them about wildlife, our environment and sustainable living. The children today are tomorrows future and we need to keep an open mind regarding this. Children are growing up being exposed to a digital and an electronic world. We sometimes forget that eggs come from chickens and milk comes from cows. Our programmes are fun and inter-active, animals used are friendly and non venomous.

We do have our breeding programmes and specific animals are bred. One of our main projects is breeding Moles Snakes in captivity and we are on the second generation of captive bred Mole Snakes. Another project is breeding and re-introducing the African Bull Frog back into its natural habitat in an around the Eastern Cape.

And finally our sanctuary is really just a place where our animals thrive and some come for retirement, like Mac our blue and gold macaw. Victoria our 40 year old mountain tortoise also came to retire but I said to the owner, who is also retired now, that Victoria is actually in her prime and far from retirement. Mac and Victoria are the only 2 animals that do not see eye to eye.

Throughout this web site you will meet many of our friends that are part of our lives. So enjoy… 


Sassy, the female Cape Cobra

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