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The Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage in Zimbabwe and the Care for Wild Africa project in South Africa both frequently take in poisoned, injured, orphaned and confiscated wildlife – and these animals need veterinary care.
Care for Wild Africa specialises in caring for rhino calves that have been orphaned due to poachers killing their mothers. These baby rhino are always dehydrated and traumatised when they arrive at Care for Wild Africa. All too often, they have also suffered terrible injuries, either at the hands of the poachers or from predator attacks, once they have lost their mother’s protection.
The Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage & Research Centre work with a huge variety of wildlife species. They are frequently called on to take in injured animals that have been found by the general public. Often animals have been caught in snares, hit by cars or been attacked by dogs. The team at Chipangali tend to broken bones, infections and even tick infestations. If the animal makes a good recovery, they can often release it in the Matopos area.
All wildlife volunteers are valuable and important and these projects could not run without them. But when an animal needs intensive care and on-going veterinary treatment, wildlife volunteers that bring skills and experience in dealing with injuries and trauma in animals can be – literally – a life-saver. The 10% discount for these wildlife volunteer jobs is in recognition of the extra contribution these participants make.
How to claim this discount: The discount is available on any placement set up at Care for Wild Africa or Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, for a placement duration of up to 4 weeks. (You are very welcome to stay longer, but additional weeks will be at the standard rate). To prove your eligibility for the discount, we will ask you to provide us with either a photocopy of your relevant qualification, or a letter of recommendation from your employer, confirming your qualification and experience.