Animal Care at a Wildlife Park

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Animal Care at a Wildlife Park

Duration: 4 weeks
Countries: Malaysia
Care for animals in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, Borneo’s newest attraction and home to many of Sabah’s native and threatened species.

Animal Care at a Wildlife Park

Get up close and personal with Borneo’s native wildlife and threatened species. Many species are endangered and so the Wildlife Park has a very important role in educating the public in conservation and awareness of environmental issues. You’ll work with Elephants, orang-utans, monkeys, tigers, bears, leopards, otters, rhinos, deer, birds and more.

Travellers and the Sabah Wildlife Department have arranged a structured programme at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park which will allow volunteers the opportunity to learn about animal care across a variety of species. You'll have hands on contact with some of the animals that have been hand reared.

Working hours are generally between 8.00am - 12.00am and 2.00pm - 5.00pm. You will assist on a rotation system within the areas listed below (Subject to change):

  • Elephants (10 days)
  • Primates (Orang-Utans and Monkeys) & Reptiles (5 Days)
  • Birds & Hoofstock (5 Days)

What you'll gain from doing this project

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into real Malaysian Borneo.
  • The enormous satisfaction of working with these incredible animals and knowing that you made a difference to them.
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!


Accommodation has been arranged within staff quarters on the grounds of the Wildlife Park. One of the staff quarters has been released for the sole use of volunteers. This accommodation has two bedrooms, a living/dining area, a western style toilet and a separate shower. There is a kitchen with a kettle and fridge for your use. Meals will be prepared for you by a caretaker and you'll have plenty of opportunities to socialise with others.

What to do next

Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!

If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

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Duration Details:

This is a a fixed-length project of 4 weeks and you can combine it with any of our other projects in Malaysia or any of our other destinations, to give you an even more exciting travel experience.

Cost Details:

Costs vary depending on how long you want to stay for. Prices¬†include food and accommodation, 24/7 support and backup before you go and throughout your placement, as well as meeting you at the nearest airport. When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, we may be able to arrange it for you.


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This placement would suit:

This placement would suit people who want to make a real difference to animals, want first-hand experience of real Malaysian culture and who have initiative. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm!

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User Comments:

“Hey there, Kath!! I’ve just arrived back in KK. I finished up at the zoo sometime in the early hours of the this morning :) I wanted to say a big thank-you to Travellers for organisng this AMAZING experience for me! My month here ran so smoothly, so THANK YOU!”

“Also a huge huge hat off to JB and Ronn who have been with me the whole month making me laugh, taking me out to dinner, introducing me to beautiful people and also just being genuinely a good friend. What an amazing experience i have had. I have learnt so much and I had the opportunity to follow the vet around participating in her countless jobs and watching on with eager eyes! Warmest regards! Prue.”

~ by Prue Sinclair

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