Lion Conservation, Livingstone
- Join us on our world’s first lion conservation and release programme
- Take research on our pride of lions who’s wild born cubs are due to be released into the wild
- Get actively involved in a number of other conservation activities including our elephant–human conflict research and insect research
- Experience the African bush in a very special way as you spend time working in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park alongside the Zambezi River
- Educate and Empower local communities whilst learning about Zambian culture
- For the adrenaline junkies, go on adventure activities on themighty Zambezi River and majestic VictoriaFalls like, Helicopter rides, white water rafting and bungee jumping of the famous bridge!
- Visit some of Africa’s most spectacular wilderness in neighbouring Botswana or Zimbabwe including Chobe National Park or walk with lions at the other Lion Conservation Program’s at Antelope Park and Victoria Falls
A large part of your work as you volunteer with animals abroad, will include taking care of the lions. You may need to prepare meat for them, feed them, clean their enclosures and occasionally assist with veterinary care to ensure that they are kept in the best of health.
A number of research activities are conducted to better understand lion behaviour and ecology. As a wildlife volunteer you will assist in gathering and analyzing data needed in making decisions for the animal’s welfare and release. The research studies being undertaken whilst on your placement will vary depending on the needs of the project at the time but may include looking at hunting development, character traits, spoor sizes or mane growth.
Volunteering opportunities will also include work with elephants as you join the research team to identify individual elephants, to track seasonal changes, score body condition and record location and group sizes.
You will visit schools in the area and do some voluntary teaching about hygiene, the importance of wildlife conservation and effective resource management. The nature of the programs operating at the time of your placement will be given to you on arrival.
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