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17 May 2020

'Work on the Wild Side' featuring former ACE volunteer Rachael Pfeiffer at Care for Wild

African Conservation Experience is proud to announce that a new 20-part wildlife series ‘Work on the Wild Side’, starting 18th May on UK’s Channel4, will be featuring some of our key partners and people….

14 Oct 2019

What do we mean by “Endangered Species”?

Nearly every day we see depressing headlines about animals once thought as common being added to the endangered species list….

20 Sep 2019

Win a one-week trip to the world's largest rhino sanctuary in South Africa!

One lucky winner will receive a one-week placement on our Care for Wild Africa project! Included in this prize is your accommodation, all meals, airport transfers and 24/7 in-country support….

28 Dec 2018

African Conservation Experience 2018: Top 5 Highlights

2018 has been an incredible year for us and for you, our volunteers, in a number of ways. Here’s a breakdown of our favourite highlights and biggest stories for the year! Great Strides to Protect Our Lions In August this year, the South African Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs hosted a symposium on captive lion …

19 Sep 2018

Getting Involved In The Race To Save The Rhino

Our Rhino Conservation Experience puts volunteers at the heart of the struggle to protect and conserve rhino populations in Southern Africa….

14 Jun 2018

Orphaned Rhino Calf Gets a New Lease of Life

African Conservation Experience’s rhino orphanage project, Care for Wild, welcomed a new arrival last week from the Kruger National Park….

25 May 2017

Travellers' Stories: What it’s like to spend 2 weeks caring for and rehabilitating rhinos in Africa

At African Conservation Experience we are long-term supporters of Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary, a project at one of the world’s largest rhino orphanages that is committed to rehabilitating the rhinos orphaned by poaching so that they can be successfully released back into their natural environment….

19 Jan 2017

Campaigning for Rhino Conservation in South Africa

Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary on tour in the USA Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary founder and manager Petronel Niewoudt is off to the United States this week and she is not going for a holiday! Petronel is embarking on an intense tour to raise awareness for rhino conservation and the plight of rhino poaching in South Africa….

14 Nov 2016

Super Moon: Anything but romantic for rhino conservation

Are you getting ready to watch the super moon tonight? On Monday 14 November, the moon will be the closest to the Earth on a full moon day since 1948….

18 Oct 2016

Scientific study of rehabilitation prospects for orphaned rhino at Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary

Nobody wants wild animals to end up in wildlife rehabilitation centres, sanctuaries or zoos. In an ideal world they should live out their lives in the wild….

15 Jun 2016

Rhino orphan Thor receives intensive care

It’s been a tough two weeks for black rhino orphan Thor. At the beginning of the month, he sustained injuries from another sub-adult male rhino….

21 Apr 2016

New baby rhino arrives at Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary

Another baby rhino arrived at Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary last weekend. Gunshots were heard near one of the gates to Kruger National Park on Saturday night and rangers found the carcass of a female rhino, butchered by poachers….

07 Mar 2016

Molly and rhino orphans Manje and Venus become TV celebrities!

If you are an avid animal lover and live in the UK, you’ve probably been enjoying the BBC’s “Nature’s Miracle Orphans” programme on a Sunday afternoon of late?     This Sunday, the eposide featured orphaned rhino Manje at Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary….

12 Feb 2016


Monday 22 February   We are very sad to announce that Valentine succumbed to her injuries on Sunday night….

12 Nov 2015

Wild Dogs at Care for Wild!

Care For Wild opened its gates to a couple of very exciting temporary residents last week: A pair of female Wild Dogs….

28 Oct 2015

Lions in Wildlife Rehabilitation Projects - No Blood on our Hands

The recent release of the documentary “Blood Lions” has put the spotlight on breeding predators for the sake of trophy hunting….

14 Oct 2015

Sky News Exclusive: Inside Battle Against Rhino Poaching

Sky News are running a special feature throughout today about the rhino poaching war in South Africa! Part of the footage is filmed at Khulula Care for Wild; award-winning UK journalist Alex Crawford reports on the rescue and protection of the orphan calves brought in from the Kruger National Park, including interviews with African Conservation …

06 Oct 2015

Hanging out with Hippos

Joining the Khulula Care for Wild project is hard work: Many past participants will testify to busy days, rising at 6 am for the first feeding round before your own breakfast (if you were lucky enough not to have drawn the short straw for the 2 am feed of the rhino orphans!), being on your feet for most of the day, carrying buckets full of water …

11 Sep 2015

A break from the corporate world

The days are getting colder and shorter, the winter blues are approaching… For many, that might be enough to start day dreaming of a career breakn – or the very least, a nice long trip away….

14 Aug 2015

When Harry met Manje

Since we let the cat out of the bag earlier this week about HRH Prince Harry’s visit to Khulula Care for Wild there have been 2 questions on everybody’s mind: “How long did it take him to grow that magnificent beard?…

12 Aug 2015

Khulula Care for Wild gets a royal visit!

The team at Khulula Care for Wild were in for a huge surprise when HRH Prince Harry joined them last Friday! Prince Harry’s travel itinerary around southern Africa has had a strong focus on learning about rhino conservation, so we might be allowed to say with pride that Khulula Care for Wild was an obvious choice….

14 Aug 2014

Wild Gap Year

“In my last year of secondary school was when I had to make the big decision, do I jump into a college course or, do I take a gap year and do what I’ve always wanted- work with wildlife! I discovered African Conservation Experience in September 2012 while attending the Higher Options event in the RDS, Dublin….

23 Jul 2013

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….


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