A Month In Pictures At The Rhino And Elephant Conservation Project!

A Month In Pictures At The Rhino And Elephant Conservation Project!

Posted by Michael Starbuck on Oct 17, 2017

We've been sent some amazing images from the Rhino and Elephant Conservation Project over in Zimbabwe and we wanted to share them with you all. An awful lot has been happening over the last month, so without further ado lets take a look!

Anti-Poaching in Zimbabwe

The anti poaching team are getting a new gym to ensure they are in top condition at all times. Here they are testing out some of the equipment!

Volunteers Playing Football

Volunteers joined members of the in country team and played a fast paced game of football. We don't know what the score was but it looks like everyone enjoyed themselves!

 

Volunteers Teaching in Zimbabwe

Helping to teach within the local community is an important part of this project, and here we have a youngster engrossed in his computer lesson.

 

Shona Cultural Evenings

As well as the classroom, volunteers spend time with some of the local children back at the volunteer house sharing stories and experiences. There are always a lot of smiles on these nights alongside some questionable dance moves....

Volunteers working in Zimbabwe

Volunteers do work hard on this project as is evident by this picture. The hay doesn't move itself!

 

Campfire in Zimbabawe

But they also get the chance to relax around the campfire which really adds to any African experience!

 

Now It's Time To Check Out What The Animal Residents Have Been Up To!

Elephants in Zimbabwe

One of the most amazing activities on the project, volunteers get the chance to enjoy breakfast with the elephants which as you can see here creates some amazing memories.

 

Elephant Enrichment

They also helped to provide enrichment for these gentle giants.

 

Elephant Bathing in Zimbabwe

There are showers for the volunteers to use both inside and outside of the house, but the elephants on the project prefer to take a dip in the mud!

 

Lion in Zimbabwe

Mambo the lion certainly knows how to work the camera

Rhino Swimming in Zimbabwe

It can be very hot under the Zimbabwean sun and the way the rhinos on the project keep cool is by taking a dip in the water!

Nyala in Zimbabwe

For anyone that may not be familiar with this adorable animal, this is a Nyala and this particular one is very interested in the camera!

Dog in Zimbabwe

Last but by no means least we have a picture of Spud, the dog that lives at the volunteer house relaxing on the table. It's a tough life for some!

These images just show some of the amazing activities you will get to take part in whilst on the project, so if you are interested in joining then why not take a closer look at the project and learn a little more? Who knows, you could become the next volunteer superstar on this amazing project!


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