Living with Big Cats, South Africa


This month I have been part of the volunteering programme, Living with Big Cats in South Africa, with Volunteer Southern Africa. I really recommend this programme, you get to interact directly with a variety of wild animals, including elephants, lions, leopards etc. Every day life is generally helping with the upkeep of their enclosures, preparing their food and enrichment with the animals.

A lot of these animals can't be released back into the wild because they were either born in captivity or have been rescued from previous conditions. The programme tries to rehabilitate as many animals into the wild as they can, but when they can't, instead of killing them off, they have created a wildlife sanctuary here for them where they still push them to have their natural instincts that they would in the wild.

VSA have a lot of other programmes that you can get involved in. I will leave the link below and feel free to message me if you want some advice/more information.