Assist in hand-rearing captive bred cheetahs for release into the wild while ensuring the cheetahs are successfully rewilded and reintroduced into a protected wildlife reserveContact Us
Cheetahs have been successfully bred in captivity for decades but releasing them successfully into the wild has been much more difficult. As an intern for this project, you will be part of the only facility in the world that is successfully introducing cheetahs into the wild to increase the population. The scientists at this project have developed new and innovative methods to teach baby cheetahs to hunt, to avoid contact with potential threats, and have successfully released cheetahs into the wild and had them reproduce. With a global population of approximately 7,500 cheetahs and only 600 in South Africa, this program is crucial to helping bolster the natural population.
This internship provides the opportunity to work with these magnificent animals while helping save the species from extinction. You will be helping with daily care of cheetahs, assisting with medical care and procedures, training them to hunt, and reintroducing cheetahs to wild areas.
In addition, this facility houses other orphaned or injured African wildlife that will be released when healthy such as caracals, meerkats, and other African wildlife.
Our accommodation is situated onsite consists of beautiful wood cabins. Cabins are shared between same sex volunteers or couples / families.. Each cabin has an en suite bathroom with a hot water shower. Electrical points are also provided.
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Included in this program is breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. If you have any dietary requirements please make us aware prior to your arrival.