Our March Wildlife Rehabilitation course is officially in full swing! It began this week and participants have been learning all about the rehabilitation of wild animals through both lectures and practicals based at our sanctuary. They have been getting to grips with intake procedures, orphan care, animal capture, health checks, faecal pathogens and there’s still some jam-packed days to come!

We’d like to announce two new dates for the course this year, in July and August, so if you’re keen to join us for a great all round learning experience in Malawi, find out more here

About the Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

This intensive 7 day Wildlife Rehabilitation Course provides you with a combination of theoretic knowledge and practical experience. The program consist of lectures, practical assignments and hands-on rehabilitation techniques, as well as a field excursion to one of our release sites. The course will be lead by our Animal Care Manager, Jasper Iepema, who has over 15 years experience in wildlife rehabilitation and worked with many different wildlife species. Topics which will be addressed in this course are:

  • Rescue and intake
  • Disease screening and control
  • Orphan care
  • General rehabilitation techniques
  • Animal capture and restraint
  • Behavioural observation techniques
  • Release and monitoring techniques

Students assist vervet procedure Students learning wildlife rehabilitation theory Students observing wildlife during rehabilitation process