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of the Ubuntu Wildlife sanctuary is to: 

Creating harmonious co-existence between humans, environment and wildlife, developing responsible leaders of the future and addressing poverty alleviation in poor rural communities.



of the Ubuntu Wildlife sanctuary is to:

Providing a sanctuary for the rescue of captive, managed and/or free roaming wildlife species and the rehabilitation and rewilding of orphaned, injured and/or traumatized Southern White and Black Rhinoceros and African Elephant calves, with the purpose of re-introduction into free roaming meta populations.

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This is the story of Spirit. Our logo is inspired by him. See here the story of this incredible animal.

In 2007, Jurg and Karen rescued a black leopard from an unscrupulous wildlife trader. They named the leopard Spirit, and from that, a wildlife documentary was created to tell the story of the incredible inter-species communication, that took place and was able to reach and change the lives of millions of people worldwide. (The Animal Communicator).

Meaning of the Ubuntu name and logo.


Ubuntu: Ubuntu resonates with the late Nelson Mandela, and supports our beloved Madiba’s legacy, in which people work together towards a better future for South Africa. 


Logo: Spirit is the name of a black leopard, rescued by Ubuntu’s Jurg and Karen Olsen, who had a significant and positive influence on animal/human relations and had an impact millions of people worldwide. The “Spirit of Africa” symbolizes the true African spirit of working together with all role-players and communities in creating a united effort to preserve our wildlife.


Here at Ubuntu Wildlife Sanctuary, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2016, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.