Wildlife Orphan Rescue

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Wildlife Orphan Rescue

from £780
Duration: from 2 weeks
Countries: Zimbabwe
This hands on project involves assisting a wildlife rescue sanctuary as they nurture, rehabilitate and release a wide variety of African patients.
Summary

Wildlife Orphan Rescue

Introduction

The sanctuary is the first in Zimbabwe specialising in primate care. They house a number of baboons and vervet monkeys as well as zebra, antelope of all shapes and sizes, warthog, bush babies, birds and a few horses and dogs too!

 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS​

  •     Enjoy hands on work with wildlife orphans
  •     Help raise baby monkeys, from bottle feeding to bush walks
  •     Work with a range of species from zebra to bush babies
  •     Join the team when veterinary or rescue work is carried out
  •     Understand the rehabilitation process
  •     See animals released into the wild
  •     Help monitor released animals (car/horse riding/GPS tracking)
  •     Enjoy the stunning national parks of Zimbabwe in your free time

This project will see you helping to care for all sorts of animals in need. Volunteers are involved in the hands on care, feeding and treatment of ill and recovering patients and those unable to go for release. The vet clinic is just 30 minutes away and when animals are attended to, volunteers are encouraged to assist. Animals intended for release are cared for by volunteers in a hands off manner to give them the best chances of wild rehabilitation. You may well be lucky enough to see an animal released during your stay! The centre is linked to  number of release sites and volunteers also assist the team with monitoring animals in the release sites using radio tracking, GPS, car or horse back riding.

 

Animals at the sanctuary

The species of animals changes often, as new patients arrive and rehabilitated animals are released. Generally volunteers will be able to work with baboons, serval cats, vervet monkeys, mongoose, warthog, zebra, owls, hedgehog, smaller birds, bush babies, and antelope such as impala and dik dik (a very small antelope). Any species could come through the door for help on any day, so the workload is varied and exciting, and encourages volunteers and staff alike to be resourceful and flexible.

 

The workload

Behavioural enrichment is an important part of the project, as is caring for sick and orphaned  animals. One day you will be interacting with the young monkeys and building enrichment toys in their encosure, the next you will be dashing off to rescue an animal in distress. Helping the vet, cleaning enclosures or nurturing a sick patient, no matter what you are doing you will experrience fun days filled with rewarding work, alongside some of Africa's most iconic species when they need it the most.

 

 

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