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African Wildlife

Wild Inside Veterinary Volunteer Programme South Africa Game Capture Students
Wild Inside Veterinary Volunteer Programme South Africa Drawing Up Drugs
Wild Inside Veterinary Volunteer Programme South Africa Game Capture Wildife Work

This part of the programme includes game captures, an experience unique to Southern Africa! Volunteer as part of a game capture team alongside a vet as wildlife is located, immobilised, transported, relocated and released, or as they receive veterinary treatment.

There is no better adrenaline rush than running through the bush on a game capture, racing against time to keep the animal safe and comfortable!

Most of our wildlife work involves antelope species, with blesbok, nyala and impala being common in the area.  Species volunteers may also work with are zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and other species of  antelope such as eland, springbok and hartebeest.

Some of our lucky volunteers this year were also involved with buffalo, lion and rhino!

Volunteers staying for longer periods are more likely to encounter a wider range of species during the wildlife aspect of the project.

Wild Inside Veterinary Volunteer Programme South Africa Monitoring A Zebra
Wild Inside Veterinary Volunteer Programme South Africa Impala CPR

  • Learn about wildlife pharmacology.

  • Practice monitoring immobilised wildlife and checking vitals. 

  • Administer medications to wildlife.

  • Take part in game counts and species identification.

  • Learn about and assist with parasite control.

  • Practice safe handling and transportation of a range of wildlife species.

Wild Inside Veterinart Volunteer Programme South Africa Lion Stitch Up
Wild Inside Vet Volunters South Africa Nyala Capture