Monday, January 16, 2023

Cape Town SPCA investigating how an aardvark washed up on Milnerton Beach

The SPCA has launched an investigation into the discovery of a female Aardvark on the Sunset beach in Milnerton.

The carcass was collected by the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) from the beach before being handed over to the SPCA.



A wildlife vet confirmed in an autopsy that the animal was dead before it was in the water, and may have suffered from heart failure or suffocation. They concluded that the carcass was probably dumped overboard a ship close to shore or somehow put into the sea from the shore.

According to Cape of Good Hope SPCA spokesperson, Jaco Pieterse, even though the animal was deceased, it was still in remarkably good condition. He also added that the animal showed no signs of external trauma.

The SPCA has confirmed that it will continue to investigate the incident and appeals to anyone who might have more information regarding the incident.

 

Done by: Thaakiera Ackerdien

 

 

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