Amara is Loving Life at the Shamwari Animal Rehab Centre

Amara is Loving Life at the Shamwari Animal Rehab Centre

Amara, our orphaned elephant calf is loving life at the Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre. She absolutely loves having mud baths! She splashes the water around, getting the mud and water all over herself and her caretakers! Vet Nurse Megan Sinclair says that it’s one of her favourite things to do. She has such a personality, just like every other animal at the rehab centre and it’s great to see her grow.

Jessica Tyler - Shamwari Ranger

Amara is loving her new home:

Since arriving 11 weeks ago, she has completely adjusted to her new surroundings. She is 6 months old and is in great condition! She is starting to show more elephant-like behaviour and is learning how to use her trunk increasingly well. She thoroughly enjoys rolling around in the sand and loves going on her daily long walks. Patrick the sheep is her constant companion, they spend hours together and he is a great play-mate!  She loves her caretakers that spend countless hours looking after her.

The team behind the scenes:

Elephant calves are very intelligent and inquisitive, needing constant nurturing. Our wonderful, dedicated team work very hard and long hours to ensure that the animals at the rehab centre are well looked after. Often, animals come to the Shamwari Rehab Centre from all over South Africa because of the fantastic veterinary team that we are privileged to have here. The ultimate goal is to release animals back into the wild after rehabilitating them, and fortunately, we have had numerous successful cases in this regard.


Animals at the Rehab Centre:

Guests staying at Shamwari have the opportunity to meet Amara as well as all our other animals at the rehabilitation centre. She provides great company to the other animals. Some of her friends include Zoe the zebra, Spring the springbok and even the orphaned rhinos, Noelle, Winston and Chip!

Amara with the orphaned rhinos
2018-05-31T23:21:08+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Categories: Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre|5 Comments


  1. Ravi kumar August 31, 2017 at 11:40 am - Reply

    It is great to see the whole story about Amara via instagram and feeling happy. I really liked this. I also want to open my own Rehab centre. I do not want to see any body weather person or animal in the street in bad condition. I had recently admitted 3 person in Missionaries from Street. Thanks buddy, you are doing very good work. Be happy always.

  2. Melissa Delport September 14, 2017 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I love seeing the progress I hope she is still doing well?

    • Shamwari Game Reserve September 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your message, she is thriving 🙂

  3. Yolandie Smith July 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Hi guys at shamwari! How is little Amara doing and tne rhinos? Can you please send some updated pics of all the kids at the rehab. Centre

    • Shamwari Game Reserve July 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Yolandie, Thank you for your comment. We will send you an email with an update about Amara and the animals at the rehab centre. It is currently undergoing renovations and therefore is currently closed to guests however the new centre will be well worth the wait.

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