Rita Miljo, founder of C.A.R.E. – Tribute from IFAW

Publication Date: 
Mon, 07/30/2012
achive photo  © IFAW/Jon Hrusa
achive photo  © IFAW/Jon Hrusa

IFAW has learned with sorrow of the tragic passing of Rita Miljo, founder of the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education (C.A.R.E.), a devoted and tireless champion for the cause of baboons in South Africa and primates around the world.

Mrs Miljo died in a fire that devastated C.A.R.E.’s premises near Phalaborwa, in the Northern Province on Friday, killing her and her dear “friend’ Bobby, a female Chacma baboon she rescued in Namibia in the late 1980s. Bobby was the inspiration for Mrs Miljo starting C.A.R.E. Three more baboons also died in the blaze.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Rescued tiger

One of the three tigers being moved is checked.

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