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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Khulula Wild Care - Animal Care Projects

Volunteering at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa gives you hands on experience in animal care, rehabilitation and hand-rearing of wildlife.

Khulula Care for Wild - Hand Rearing Wildlife

Volunteering at the Khulula Wild Care project gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience in hand rearing wildlife and animal care while learning from experienced professionals in the field.

Lionheart: My Experience at Khulula Care for Wild

Lionheart: My Experience at Khulula Care for Wild

By Kimberly Hightower I wake to the sound of Mr. Crow pecking at my window, saying his own name over and over as if in attempts to rouse me for the full day ahead. I laugh to myself at this oddity and shake off my initial fear that an uninvited

Volunteer Diary: Mark Atkinson discovers his African Dream

Volunteer Diary: Mark Atkinson discovers his African Dream

"I have always cared passionately about conservation and the environment. I remember some years ago watching the ';Elephant Diaries' on TV and thinking that's for me! I had always wanted to go to S...

Team Khulula - Aiming to please!

Team Khulula - Aiming to please!

If you think summer time is the time to take it easy - think again if you are about to join the Khulula Wild Care Project ! For starters, it's the middle of a rather severe winter in South Africa -...

Money troubles, Monkey Mischief and Mothering a Rhino

Money troubles, Monkey Mischief and Mothering a Rhino

A volunteer's journey to a Wildlife Care Centre in South Africa "My name is Dionne Smith. I recently travelled to South Africa through African Conservation Experience. I would like to share my exp...

A Cloud's Sliver Lining

A Cloud's Sliver Lining

At 1am on 14th June, 3 month old white rhino calf, Lunar, arrived at Khulula Wild Care after a traumatic few days. Unfortunately her mother, Jessica, was attacked and killed by an elephant a few da...

Sleeping under the stars with a baby rhino - My unforgettable  African Conservation Experience

Sleeping under the stars with a baby rhino - My unforgettable African Conservation Experience

"I never thought that I would have felt so at home after travelling alone over 5000 miles away from where I live in England, but at Khulula Wild Care, I did.My passion for wildlife, conservation an...

Baby Boom at Khulula & The Rumbles of Young Footsteps

Baby Boom at Khulula & The Rumbles of Young Footsteps

The hand rearing season at Khulula is in full swing as orphaned animals and young are joining the centre at a rate faster than anyone expected so early in the season! In the last couple of weeks a...

Double Trouble at Khulula

Double Trouble at Khulula

Khulula has just had an exciting new arrival: Bobby the white rhino calf. Bobby was found in a private wildlife reserve near the Swaziland border. The reserve owner's little Scottish terrier went i...

All things big and small ...

All things big and small ...

At Khulula Wild Care , you never know which animals you'll find. The centre prides itself on taking in any animal that needs care and that can realistically be rehabilitated, so that it can one day...

Babies From The Bush

Babies From The Bush

Hand rearing and rehabilitation of wild animals is, at times, necessary to ensure their survival. To do this requires a detailed knowledge of their dietary and habitat requirements, as well as an u...

Riley the Bush Baby

Riley is one of the bush babies currently being looked after by volunteers at Khulula Wild care

Bobby Arrives at Khulula

Bobby the baby rhino arrives at Khulula Wild Care

Feeding Riley the Bush Baby

Volunteers at Khulula are required to feed the animals each day. All the animals have different diets and nutritional needs

Baby Chameleon

It's not just the baby mammals that need looking after at Khulula Wild Care

Riley the Bush Baby

When the female is ready to give birth, she goes into hiding so that the male will not kill the young. For 3 days she remains hidden, suckling & protecting her tiny offspring. The youngsters are weaned after 6 weeks & can feed themselves by 8 weeks. At 4 months they are fully grown. In captivity, when they are fed regularly all year round, bush babies breed constantly throughout the year.

Riley the Bush Baby

Riley is a bush baby at Khulula Wild Care. The volunteers are responsible for hand rearing many animals at the centre.

Duke the giraffe

Duke was bought into Khulula Wild Care just a few hours old. It was thought that he had been abandoned by his mum. The volunteers lovingly cared for him until the centre sadly lost him to tick bite fever. While his time on Earth was cut short, the volunteers had given him all their love and care knowing that for his last few weeks he was extremely happy. R.I.P Duke.

Bush Baby

Volunteers often look after bush babies while at Khulula Wild Care. A nocturnal animal, as many as twenty may crowd together to sleep in an enclosed space like a hollow tree trunk. At dusk they wake & split into family groups & go searching for food.

Bird of Prey

Volunteers help rehabilitate a variety of animals at Khulula Wild Care with the aim of releasing them back into the wild

Hand rearing a rhino

Given the current conservation status of both the black and white rhino populations, each and every animal is of high importance. Bottle feeding is the preferable method used for hand rearing these animals.