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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….


16 Sep 2019

How the CITES wildlife conference affects African mammals

Elephants, rhinos and giraffes took centre stage at this year’s conference to discuss the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES)….


15 Jul 2019

Our Experience with Animal Planet’s Vet Gone Wild

Animal Planet wanted a location in South Africa for one of their Vet Gone Wild episodes, featuring veterinarian Dr….


11 Jan 2019

Weird and Wonderful Collective Nouns

The African savannah is home to a huge variety of wildlife species. With this much diversity, it’s not surprising that we’ve come up with some equally diverse and interesting words to describe them, and among the most interesting of these are the terms (collective nouns) we use to describe groups of wild animals….


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….


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….


24 Nov 2016

African Black Rhino: Some Eye-Opening Facts (Infographic)

What comes to mind when you think of a rhino? A large, bad tempered prehistoric looking creature? To some point that might be true, especially considering rhinos have wandered the earth for over 50 million years, yet the rhinos we see today are vastly different to those prehistoric beasts….


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

RHINO RESCUE - BREAKING NEWS

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


11 Feb 2016

RHINO FACT FILE

Arguably the entire rhino poaching crisis is based on lack of education and information, as misinformation about the medicinal use of rhino horn has created the demand….


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 …


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….


23 May 2013

Mofemedi Reflections

Seeking the rhino By Lucy Marris It’s just after 5.00 in the morning; I’m on the top of a rugged mountain range set within a massive game reserve in the far north of the Limpopo Province of South Africa gamely brandishing what looks like an ancient television aerial to the skies….


03 May 2012

Mofemedi Rhino Recovery Reports

ACE volunteers Marc and Peggy Faucher keep us in the loop with their volunteering journey this April – They are amongst our first Mofemedi Rhino Recovery Initiative volunteers: “After our cultural and wildlife safari in Botswana we volunteered on the Tuli Conservation project in eastern Botswana for 2 weeks….


26 Oct 2011

The New Face of WWF South Africa

Past ACE volunteer Erin and black rhino Della help raise funds for World Wildlife Fund! Past volunteer Erin Prigmore, now working at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, and 20 month old black rhino calf Della recently had a photo shoot to become the face of WWF South Africa in a bid to raise funds for rhino conservation! Even though Della is used …


17 Jun 2011

A Cloud's Silver Lining

At 1am on 14th June, 3 month old white rhino calf, Lunar, arrived at Khulula Wild Care after a traumatic few days….


21 Oct 2010

Rhino Rebellion

South Africa is classified as one of the most important countries in terms of rhino conservation, specifically the white rhino….


13 Oct 2010

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….


30 Mar 2010

Baby Black Rhino Is Rescued!

At 4 weeks old she arrived on the 21 February 2010 which fell on the last Sunday of the month. Sunday is normally a day of down time for volunteers… except when the unexpected happens! Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre received a call from a nearby game park to say that they had received reports from visitors that there was a rhino calf …


29 Oct 2009

Rhino hand rearing and rehabilitation for Shimongwe volunteers!

Wildlife vet Dr Masterson from our Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Project now has his own zoo license to enable the care and hand raising of 2 orphan baby rhinos at the volunteer accommodation….


29 Oct 2009

White and Black Rhino Success at Phinda!

The black rhino declined drastically in the 1970s and 1980s due to poaching. To prevent extinction, many rhinos were translocated to fenced sanctuaries in the early 1990s….

11 Apr 2007

Ntandande the Baby Rhino thrives at Moholoholo!

I came home from Africa with 600 pictures… HALF were of a baby rhino at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre where I was volunteering! We called him “Rhino Baby” or “Baby Rhino” for a long time, depending on who was calling him….

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