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Orphaned Rhinos 
(Rehab & Release)

Rehabilitate and release baby rhinos whose mothers have been poached. Get real behind the scenes insight into the fight to save these endangered animals

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Our accommodation is situated in our little village and consists of rustic style cabins. Cabins are shared between same sex interns. Each cabin has an en suite toilet and shower.

The Main Camp has:

Included in this program is breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. If you have any dietary requirements please make us aware prior to your arrival.

Activities and skills you will be working on
  • preparation and delivery of food to rhinos. 
  • participating in physical exams of rhinos and other wildlife.
  • recording of vitals and changes in rhinos physiology.
  • maintenance of the orphanage.
  • recording data on animal activity and behavior.
  • identifying African birds and mammals.
  • attending lectures about animal husbandry and poaching threats.
  • interacting with local communities.

Learning outcomes you will gain during this internship

  • Use proper techniques to approach and handle wildlife when appropriate.
  • Learn detailed animal husbandry techniques.
  • Maintain exact records of medicine, feeding amounts, and vitals.
  • Understand normal and abnormal behavior and growth in rhinos as it relates to health and rehabilitation.
  • Communicate with local communities and scientists to understand the stakeholder viewpoints which are important to the management decisions.
  • Describe the goals and strategies that wildlife managers employ in Southern Africa to combat poaching.
  • Analyze the complex human dimensions involved in poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.

Wish List:

[​Should you wish to bring some items from home for our community and staff]

Applicants to buy items listed as needed for our centres/branches:

  • Shoes which are no longer in use (both adult and children’s’ sizes, for visits to the local)
  • Clothing which is no longer in use. (both adult and children’s’ sizes)
  • Stationary

What's Included

We take care of everything for you

What's Included:

  • 3 Meals Daily
  • WIFI
  • 24 Hour Emergency Contact
  • Work With Local Conservationists
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Laundry
  • Field Study Abroad T-shirt
  • Hands-on Field Study Internships

Academic Details:

  • 3 credits will be earned for a two week internship.
  • Up to 6 credits could be earned for 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Program Fees include: Housing, Meals, On Site Instruction, Laundry, ​​WIFI, Airport transfer from arrival airport/town.
  • Tuition will be based on total credits chosen by students.