Cheetah Centre

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Cheetah Centre

from £995
Duration: from 2 weeks to 4 weeks
Countries: South Africa
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.

Cheetah Centre

Volunteer role:

* Work hands on with cheetahs; providing care and monitoring behaviour
* Assist with reserve maintenance and learn about Africa wildlife conservation
* Join a pioneering reintroduction project aiming to save cheetahs from extinction
* 4 day trip to the world-famous Kruger National Park

The project is designed to introduce you to the fascinating wildlife that Africa has to offer as well as the incredible cheetah and to work closely in all aspects of cheetah conservation.

Volunteers are involved in the daily care of cheetahs at the centre and while there is a routine in place, the timetable is fairly fluid and things can change. Some activities are seasonal and may depend on a number of factors. However typical activities include:

* Cleaning enclosures
* Running the cheetahs to provide stimulation and enrichment
* Spending time with the cheetahs
* Feeding the cheetahs
* Meat preparation
* Removal of alien invader plant species
* Enclosure maintenance
* Preparation of phase 2 land
* Reserve maintenance
* Creating fire breaks

As part of this project, you will have the opportunity to go on a 4 day trip to Kruger National Park which is home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo) and allows you to see the best of Africa’s wildlife in its natural habitat.

How is the project making a difference?

The reintroduction project aims to increase the numbers of cheetahs in the wild with a three phase programme, which will see cheetahs released into managed environments which are closer to their natural habitat. The pioneering reintroduction project is the first of its kind and has the potential to make huge difference to the future of the cheetah.

Why volunteers are needed:

Volunteers contribute by helping the project to save the future of the cheetah. Their hard work enables the project to make improvements to the reserve and cheetah enclosures and allows the project to progress with its reintroduction project.

Volunteers record data about the cheetahs which allows a profile to be made up for each cheetah and means their health and condition is closely monitored.

By spreading the word about the plight of the cheetah on their return, they act as ambassadors for the project, raising awareness of the problems the cheetah faces and what the project is doing to help them.


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Price details:

from £995


£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one Pod Volunteer project!


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This placement would suit:

Anyone who wants to work hands on with cheetahs and help save this incredible species from the possibility of extinction.

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“This volunteer project has definitely been the best trip of my life. I have learnt so much not only about the cheetahs, but about many African species. The staff have been great. I would definitely recommend this volunteer project to others and would love to come back out myself.”

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