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Volunteering at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa gives you hands on experience in animal care, rehabilitation and hand-rearing of wildlife.
Volunteering at the Khulula Care for Wild project gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience in hand rearing rhinos and learning from experienced professionals in the field.
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. Abigail Salmon took the plunge, and shares her story of escaping a corporate job
"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
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
"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...
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 -...
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
Riley is one of the bush babies currently being looked after by volunteers at Khulula Wild care
Bobby the baby rhino arrives at Khulula Wild Care
Volunteers at Khulula are required to feed the animals each day. All the animals have different diets and nutritional needs
It's not just the baby mammals that need looking after at Khulula Wild Care
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 is a bush baby at Khulula Wild Care. The volunteers are responsible for hand rearing many animals at the centre.
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.
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.
Volunteers help rehabilitate a variety of animals at Khulula Wild Care with the aim of releasing them back into the wild
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.
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