''Both the blue duiker and reedbuck are currently classified as threatened species due to their rapidly decreasing numbers in the wild,'' explains Claire Hodgkinson, director of CROW.
All the antelope patients that are rescued by CROW are provided with life-saving care and treatment at its Durban-based centre before they are released back into the wild. Eliah, the blue duiker, was rescued by CROW when he was just 10 days old. He was found abandoned on the side of road in the Amanzimtoti area and had a minor injury above his right eye which, following medical treatment at CROW, has since healed. Since his admission to CROW in May this year, Eliah has been under the care of CROW Clinic Nurse, Kelly Wilyman. Eliah will be released at a safe location later this year.
The proceeds raised from the sale of the 2016 'Contrasts of Africa' wildlife calendar will enable CROW to build a baby antelope enclosure at their premise in Yellowwood Park. The calendar campaign is organised and run by the voluntary organisation Under an African Sky, a Compass Medical Waste Services initiative, and over the years the campaign has raised R750 000 for CROW.
The baby antelope enclosure will be used to house the growing number of injured and orphaned baby antelope patients that are being admitted to CROW every year.
To place an order for the 2016 'Contrasts of Africa' calendar please visit , email or phone 031 267 9700 and ask to be put through to Under An African Sky. The A2 wall calendar is printed in matt on high quality paper and presented in a striking gift box. Each calendar costs R170, excluding postage.