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Wildlife volunteers with the Zingela Conservation Project in South Africa track and monitor lion, cheetah, leopard and brown hyena populations, and work towards an integrated community programme to conserve predators in the area.
Phinda is one of the success stories of large mammal reintroduction. Volunteers at Phinda become research assistants, and are actively involved in studying the wonderful biodiversity of this stunning game reserve.
Set in a private game reserve not far from Kruger National Park, Hanchi gives students the opportunity to experience the beautiful African bushveld from the unique viewpoint of being on the back of a horse.
As keen conservationists, Gary and Matt Franklin were looking for a wildlife trip with a difference - definitely not your average safari. What they got was two weeks crammed full of learning about wildlfe and a life changing experience: I have been on a two week life changing experience with
Past volunteers tell us about their new colleagues in the bush and how volunteering at Hanchi and Zingela has landed them their dream job! Franziska Belz Research at Zingela Predator Conserv...
"Two weeks into our trip, we once again found ourselves on the plains of Phinda. With Wildebeest and Zebra being the main animals in our line of sight, we were all surprised when Chap called out "c...
"Sitting at a hide on Sunday, we saw a cheetah coming to drink. It had been a good day already, we saw gemsbok and warthog, but this was just brilliant. We had heard the birds alarming for about fi...
Volunteering at Zingela Conservation Project , recent volunteers share some of their diary entries with us... Today we tracked a female cheetah on foot and it turned into an unexpected surprise! A...
Life in the field working alongside an experienced wildlife vet is both unpredictable and challenging
Tracking cheetah and leopard using telemetry equipment and traditional tracking techniques is the main focus at Zingela Predator Conservation Project
It is thought that cheetahs lose between approximately 10 to 15% of kills to the hyena.
A good hand-rearer should be prepared to invest a lot of effort with the reward being the release of a successfully rehabilitated animal.
Volunteers gets hands-on with the caring of orphaned animals which usually involves a lot of hand rearing. At Khulula Wild Care volunteers can complete a course on hand rearing and infant care accredited by the South African Veterinary Council.
Volunteers assist Dr Rogers on a variety of call outs. Here a cheetah has been bought back to the clinic.
Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience offers you the chance to work with experienced wildlife vets in the field on a variety of species
The cheetah is a vulnerable species. Out of all the big cats, it is the least able to adapt to new environments.
The cheetah hunts by vision rather than by scent. Prey is stalked to within 10-30 m, then chased.
Running at speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) puts a great deal of strain on the cheetah's body. When sprinting, the cheetah's body temperature becomes so high that it would be deadly to continue; this is why the cheetah is often seen resting after it has caught its prey.
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