The Jackals And Mongooses Are Being Released - What Could You Be Helping With At The Wildlife Orphanage?

The Jackals And Mongooses Are Being Released - What Could You Be Helping With At The Wildlife Orphanage?

Posted by Connor Whelan on Apr 11, 2017

Yesterday we took a look at what has already been achieved at the Wildlife Orphanage in South Africa this year, and now we want to explore what you could be getting up to if you chose to become a volunteer throughout the rest of the year!

Exciting Animal News – Two Releases Are On The Horizon!

Life at the wildlife orphanage is never straightforward as the team there do not know when new animals will come in needing care. This means that they are always kept on their toes and the volunteers that head out to the project site will be certain to be kept busy!

Jackal in South Africa

However, in the coming months two animal releases are in the works, and the team are very excited about this! First up is the Jackals which the team are hoping to release in the coming months. It has been a long process getting the jackals to this stage and them being ready to be released, but the hard work of everyone at the project site will be well worth it when the day comes for these beautiful animals to begin a new life in the wild. Anyone who is lucky enough to be volunteering when release day comes around will get stuck in and really have the chance to help the team with the release process. These will be memories that will last a lifetime, as you could have the chance to help an animal start a new life in the wild!

Baby Mongooses

Also on the agenda is the release of the mongooses who currently call the orphanage home. The plan for these adorable little critters is to create one large mongoose family, and then release all of them at once to ensure they have the best chance at survival. When this release does take place it really will be a sight, as mongooses young and old are free to start their new lives in the wild!

Learning Never Ends, So Neither Does The Teaching!

Teaching in South Africa

A huge number of local children have already benefited from the volunteers helping to teach them about everything from animals to English, and this is set to continue this year as the aim in now to continue teaching the 296 children from the Rakgolokwane High School, and begin teaching in a new school this year! A huge part of this volunteering project is teaching the local children about how to live alongside their local environment and the teaching programmes the volunteers are a part of go a long way towards achieving this!

This is just a taster of some of the exciting activities that are going on at the Wildlife Orphanage in South Africa in the coming months, so keep your eyes peeled! If you want to get involved here then get in touch with Natalie who visited the project back in 2016 on natalie@thegreatprojects.com or call her on 0208 885 4987.


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