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Thank you to our extraordinary pilots

Thank you to our extraordinary pilots

"Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination". It was a special moment for me when I had the opportunity to thank some of our extraordinary pilots, not just on behalf of the Bateleurs but also on behalf of Wildlifevets...

Second relocation of Wild Dogs to Gorongosa

Second relocation of Wild Dogs to Gorongosa

Following the successful translocation of a pack of Wild Dogs to Gorongosa National Park during 2018 and 28 pups later, the team is doing it again. Pilots Raymond Steyn and Tim Webster (Pilatus PC-12 Centre Southern Africa) are on their way to...

Simba, saved from a life of torment

Simba, saved from a life of torment

Simba, the quintessence of King Mufasa with his majestic head and mane, was the recipient of ruthless human greed for the first 11 years of his life. Simba was bred in captivity on a lion farm and became a target for international trophy hunters...

Two penguins and a fur seal

Two penguins and a fur seal

Thank you Bateleurs pilot Donavan Bailey for flying two penguins, Groot and Indigo, to Port Elizabeth and for providing Napa, a Fur Seal, with a return flight to Durban. From uShaka Marine World to Bayworld Oceanarium PE.

Bateleurs pilot Jaco Scheepers to the rescue

Bateleurs pilot Jaco Scheepers to the rescue. Jaco will be flying this little orphaned elephant to Hoedspruit as soon as the paperwork is in place. Thank you, Jaco and Martin den Dunnen for the use of your aircraft.

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