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South Africa animal shelter

A baby steenbok, a type of antelope, is bottle-fed at the FreeMe Center for the rehabilitation of indigenous wildlife in the north of Johannesburg, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

South Africa animal shelter

October 16, 2013

The FreeMe Center is a rehabilitation center for indigenous wildlife in the north of Johannesburg.

A small crocodile, a

black-bellied starling and an orphaned water mongoose are among animals

that have found refuge in a South African animal shelter that seeks to

help indigenous species, many of which live in city suburbs.

The

rehabilitation center, FreeMe, is based in Johannesburg and helps some

of the thousands of birds, animals and reptiles that become sick,

vulnerable or suffer injuries in the suburbs and open areas outside the

city. (Associated Press)