ReWild is a rehabilitation centre based in Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province. Founded and run by Jane and Faunce Burd. Hand rearing orphaned wildlife preparing them for release and treating injured, sick or poisoned wildlife and returning them as fit healthy animals back into the wild.


With over 10 years’ experience rehabilitating wildlife, ReWild is one of the few Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres in South Africa that specialises in the care and treatment of bats. Whilst they care for all wildlife species in need, ReWild has special facilities that cater for the unique requirements of bat rehabilitation. Jane is widely regarded as one of the top bat rehabbers in South Africa and so Rewild is the go-to centre for all orphaned, injured and sick bats in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga area. The centre has been known to house and treat up to 150 bats during the busy breeding season, but on average they care for 350 bats and other wildlife a year.

They don’t just stop there! ReWild has extended into education, helping farmers to utilise bats for the control of crop pests, and other bat conservation measures such as human/bat conflict resolution by means of humane roof exclusions as well as. Every year hundreds, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of bats are being killed by lodges, town and rural homeowners and on government owned properties in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo regions of South Africa.

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