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  Exotic Animal World - Help Us To Help Them

Exotic Animal World - Help Us To Help Them

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Since 1996, Exotic Animal World (previously Butterfly World) has been an important part of the wider Cape Town Metropolitan and Winelands community.

We rescue, rehabilitate, and give a home to abandoned exotic pets and occasionally to indigenous wildlife species that have been brought in. We also receive exotic animals that have been confiscated by conservation authorities and animal welfare agencies.

We have educated thousands of learners, and continue to teach school children the magic of nature and respect for all creatures. We are the destination for countless magical family outings. However, like most companies, we were hit hard by the Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions. Almost overnight our entire income was cut off.

No visitors, no schools, no families. We have over 700 amazing creatures in our care, but looking after and feeding them is an ongoing and expensive operation. We are so grateful to have a dedicated group of staff members necessary to take care of them.

As the Covid-19 crisis continues, we have seen an increase in the number of donated animals, due to pet owners not being able to afford their care. In some cases, animals entrusted to us arrive with health issues that need attention due to incorrect husbandry.

Animal welfare and protection is our main priority! We provide veterinary care where necessary, which adds to the substantial list of expenses already incurred.

We urgently need your help to keep Exotic Animal World open!

Please take part in our appeal so we can continue saving animals and educating people about our natural world.

How can you help?

  1. The best option would be to visit us, come and see the amazing work that we do!
  2. Financial Support.
  3. Donate animal food or pet supplies.
  4.  Donate tools and other maintenance items you no longer need.
  5.  Share this appeal, every bit helps.


  • May 07, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "We need more people that help heal where mankind has destroyed. Good luck guys!" - Madeleine Pansegrauw

  • Apr 28, 2022 - R 1 058.00
  • "Had so much fun visiting this place. Would love to help to keep it open" - Mary

  • Mar 30, 2022 - R 1 058.00
  • "Had so much fun visiting this place. Would love to help to keep it open" - Mary

  • Feb 25, 2022 - R 1 058.00
  • "Had so much fun visiting this place. Would love to help to keep it open" - Mary

  • Feb 24, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Had so much fun visiting this place. Would love to help to keep it open" - Mary

  • Dec 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the good work!!" - Shaeera

  • Dec 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up this important work!" - Blair Milne

  • Nov 14, 2021 - USD $ 65.30
  • "Thanks for your work! " - Katerina

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Fond memories, best wishes going forward! #DARIA" - AndreasK

  • Aug 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Amazing organization, wishing you all the best.

    " - Sarah

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Want to see you survive this rough time! Thanks for all the good work! " - Paula

  • Aug 03, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "This was a very interesting place we visited in May. Keep up the good work. #DAria" - Wandie Badenhorst

  • Aug 02, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good cause - Great place to visit" - Johann Eybers

  • Aug 02, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "We fight the good fight together." - K

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 23, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Every bit helps. sorry its not more.

    " - Lene

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Donations to date

R 9 762.49

Fundraising target

R 250 000.00

Exotic Animal World

 Exotic Animal World Logo

Exotic Animal World gives a home to abandoned exotic pets. These animals are surrendered by owners or brought to us by conservation authorities. We receive dozens of animals, birds, fish and all sorts of creepy crawlies every month and continually strive to give them the best life possible. We do this, whilst being a fun, educational and guilt-free destination and attraction for families.