Rafiki arrives

Rafiki finally arrived at SanWild this morning after a long battle to get the necessary permits from the conservation department to relocate her.  She was put into a 30 x 30 meter natural habitat enclosure with natural dens and a lot of tree.  She looked pretty sad to say the least and we felt incredibly sorry for her.  If she was ever to be returned to the wild the most important thing for her would be to accept that she would not longer be visited and played with by her owners.  The road ahead on the short-term would have a lot of heartache; especially as hyenas are social creatures and have strong emotional bonds to their clans.  In this instance, as difficult as it is going to be; Rafiki will need to forget about her human family and learn to become a spotted hyena.