How we started
It began with Black Jax, a female Jackal buzzard. She was the motivation for starting Radical Raptors as she was one of the first birds Dennis trained and worked with. Black Jax has been a part of our Radical Raptors family for 12+ years!
Dennis, a wildlife enthusiast & falconer, started Radical Raptors in Plettenberg Bay back in 2008.
Dennis has been involved with Cape Nature and the rehabilitation of wildlife for over 17 years.
After 12 years, Radical Raptors was relocated to Gouritzmond in September 2020, where our focus moved away from tourism & more towards rehabilitation.
Our passion & focus
Radical Raptors is a rescue, rehabilitation & release centre for wildlife, focussing mainly on birds of prey.
We promote Education & Awareness of wildlife and birds of prey.
Dennis is also licensed to rescue and relocate snakes.
We are on call 24/7 for injured birds of prey.
Our main focus areas are:
Eco-friendly rat traps
Dennis as a raptors/wildlife enthusiast and rehabilitator is always promoting no use of poison and often gets asked: what is the alternative?
After personally suffering the damage rats can cause, poison was just not an option, that’s when he began building these handmade traps.
There are not many alternative solutions on the market, other than poison.
We’ve tested our Eco-friendly rat traps over the years, always with great success.
Thank you so much for all your support.