Lion and big cat conservation projects are perfect for those who have a passion for the wild and a desire to conserve lions and other big cats in their natural habitats. Volunteer with lions on your gap year and you could help these animals who are at risk of extinction, observe their behaviour whilst on safari and assist the local community; educating them on how to live peacefully together.
Lion and big cat conservation volunteers will work varied days taking on different tasks as required. This might include data collection, research, monitoring, feeding the cubs, enclosure cleaning, enclosure maintenance and more. Most volunteers can expect to work long hours on a Monday–Friday working week with weekends off to explore the local area. Some projects however ask for a 5 day working week on a Monday-Sunday rotating rota to keep abreast with the sporadic actions of these animals.
If you have an interest in lions and big cats or are considering a career in the veterinary field then volunteering on a lion and big cat conservation project could be for you.
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research in the beautiful Kruger National Park.
Assist in vital conservation research work with some of Africa’s most endangered carnivores.
Here you have the chance to volunteer at the world’s only White Lion Conservation Project in the heart of their natural home, the Timbavati region in South Africa!
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Live among some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife and see the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the many animals at the sanctuary.
This is the only project in the world where you can take lions for a walk through a game reserve and be part of vital rehabilitation & release work.
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A great combination of teaching and conservation. Teach English to rural children and experience life in a Big 5 wildlife conservation area.
Join our pride for a life changing and educational experience at a true ethical big cat sanctuary! Together with your new two and four legged friends, you will make a difference!
Live in the a research camp based deep in the rainforest and gain valuable professional travel journalism experience and references.