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Outside Classrooms

Outside Classrooms

Outside Classrooms

Outside Classrooms

Volunteers learn in the field

Rhino Kisses

Rhino Kisses

Rhino Kisses

Rhino Kisses

Making friends with the rhinos

Mass Giraffe Capture

Mass Giraffe Capture

Mass Giraffe Capture

Mass Giraffe Capture

Volunteers assist with giraffe capture while working with the game capture team. The giraffes are darted by a qualified wildlife vet before the volunteers guide them onto a truck for translocation.

TB Testing Buffalo

TB Testing Buffalo

TB Testing Buffalo

TB Testing Buffalo

All buffalo go through a quarantine period before being sold to another reserve. ACE volunteers get to see the buffalo bulls darted, and help the vet test for Tuberculosis (TB).

Volunteers assist with a cheetah darting

Volunteers assist with a cheetah darting

Volunteers assist with a cheetah darting

Volunteers assist with a cheetah darting

Life in the field working alongside an experienced wildlife vet is both unpredictable and challenging

Volunteers assist vets with lion work

Volunteers assist vets with lion work

Volunteers assist vets with lion work

Volunteers assist vets with lion work

At Phinda volunteers assist with hormonal contraception methods on lions to help manage populations and maintain the balance

Rhino capture

Rhino capture

Rhino capture

Rhino capture

M99 is a powerful morphine derivative. Once sedated with M99, a rhino will sink to the ground, allowing the capture team to rope the animal and take blood and other samples.

Moving lions is a skilful task

Moving lions is a skilful task

Moving lions is a skilful task

Moving lions is a skilful task

By law only a registered vet can use high scheduled drugs to immobilise animals. Volunteers learn about the drugs involved, darting techniques, and will administer low schedule drugs. Here volunteers are preparing these lions to be moved.

Wildlife veterinary work

Wildlife veterinary work

Wildlife veterinary work

Wildlife veterinary work

Volunteers get hands-on with the treatment and care of sick and injured birds, mammals and reptiles and subsequent release back into the wild.

Vet attends a buffalo call out

Vet attends a buffalo call out

Vet attends a buffalo call out

Vet attends a buffalo call out

Of the four vets we work with, three of them operate 100% in the field. Volunteers often help out with the testing of disease free buffalo.

Cheetah in the clinic

Cheetah in the clinic

Cheetah in the clinic

Cheetah in the clinic

Volunteers assist Dr Rogers on a variety of call outs. Here a cheetah has been bought back to the clinic.

Darting a lioness

Darting a lioness

Darting a lioness

Darting a lioness

The darting of animals should only be carried out by skilled vets

Buffalo Capture

Buffalo Capture

Buffalo Capture

Buffalo Capture

When animals need to be relocated, a specialised capture team comes into to do the job. This is hands-on and adrenaline fuelled work!

Video Results

Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience

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Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience

A video of volunteers participating in the Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience

Volunteer Diaries from Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience

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Volunteer Diaries from Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience

Shimongwe Volunteer Ruby Shorrock records some of her memorable moments volunteering with Dr Rogers in August 2010 on Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience. See the latest news to read more about her placement and her online diary!