"If you not only love African Animals but truly care about their conservation, want to see them rehabilitated and thrive in their natural habitats - then this is the experience for you.” Michaela
Designed for students or anyone with a keen interest in African wildlife, this special Wildlife Rehabilitation and Captive Care program is the ideal experience for those interested in pursuing a career in veterinary wildlife or zoology fields.
Participants will gain first-hand experience of wildlife husbandry in sessions led by the most experienced members of the sanctuary team. You’ll gain an understanding of species-specific behaviours and learn about the role of the sanctuary in rescue, rehabilitation and release through a busy itinerary packed with theory and practical sessions. Furthermore, this group will get a front-row seat for any unexpected veterinary activities going on during their visit, including call-outs and rescues.
Offered twice each year, in February and September, the program is capped at 10 participants per intake. The 2 week Captive Care program can easily be combined with a week or more of general wildlife volunteering at the sanctuary and/or time spent at one of the remote wildlife research projects studying carnivores, elephant or wild dog populations.