Lion Rehabilitation & Release Program

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Lion Rehabilitation & Release Program

from £1,355
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: Zambia, Zimbabwe
Help to improve Zimbabwe’s lion population by volunteering on a lion rehabilitation project, a stone’s throw away from the magnificent thundering waters of Victoria Falls.
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Lion Rehabilitation & Release Program

On this exciting project, volunteers have the opportunity to work with Africa's most majestic predators, and walk with lions in the wild. The program is world leading, and aims to release lions back into the wild and engages in conservation.

The numbers of lions roaming Africa has dropped significantly over the past 30 years, from over 200,00 to as little as 16,300. The problem is, of those that remain, many have weak, in-bred genetics which don't bode well for strong future generations. The end objective of the Victoria Falls lion project, along with our Antelope Park program, is to rehabilitate the lions bred in captvity into the wild, so that their cubs can learn necessary skills for reintorduction to the wild. Volunteer support is essential in supporting this ground-breaking research objective.

There are 3 stages to the release programme; pre-release involving teaching the lions survival skills, the release stage where lions are put in a semi-wild environment to hone their hunting skills while being monitored and finally the release stage where they are released with the aim of producing quality, disease-free lions. Join the local team of professional guides and other dedicated volunteers, gain a deeper understanding of the King of Beasts and assist us in gathering vital information that will facilitate their eventual release and preservation of this impressive species.

** There are also lion rehabilitation projects in Antelope Park, Zimbabwe and near Livingstone, Zambia. Ask a Kaya advisor for more information and availability **


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About Kaya Responsible Travel

Kaya is a responsible travel organisation with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects worldwide. Working with existing community projects who have a genuine need for the physical aid of volunteers, every Kaya volunteer is welcomed and is useful. Kaya’s mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel. Challenge yourself to be a different gapper and get the most from your travels. The programmes are flexible to fit in with your travel schedule and you travel with the security of Kaya as a travelling companion, you won’t be alone Kaya Responsible Travel won Best Volunteering Organisation at the 2014 British Youth Travel Awards.

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