We’re excited to announce that the TV series Malawi Wildlife Rescue will return for a second season in 2022!
Filming has begun for another six-part documentary series on the work of the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust. The show will follow our Head Vet, Dr. Amanda Salb, and her team in their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals across Malawi.

“I hope people who watch the show will be inspired to find out more about Malawi”

The first series, broadcast worldwide throughout 2020 on Love Nature and Sky Nature, captured the drama of life at the frontline of conservation. The second instalment will continue to follow Amanda and the team as they work – often against huge odds – to rescue injured, orphaned and abused animals and give them another chance at a life back in the wild. Filmed both at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre – Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary – and out in the field, the show will give viewers a dramatic insight into the threats facing wildlife in Malawi.

“It was great to see so many people respond so enthusiastically to the first series”, says Jonny Vaughan, CEO of the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust. “We received so many amazing messages of support, as well as some very kind donations, which meant a huge amount to our team. They work incredibly hard to give wildlife in Malawi the protection it deserves and we’re excited to show even more of this work to a wider audience through the second series. I hope people who watch the show will be inspired to find out more about Malawi and may even consider coming out to volunteer with our team.”

“The second season of Malawi Wildlife Rescue will include both field work and rescue stories from outside of the sanctuary,” says Alison Barrat, SVP, Production and Development, Love Nature. “Stories will feature issues such as illegal wildlife trade and human-wildlife conflict.”

“Love Nature’s commitment to bringing animal stories to a growing global audience is key in sharing the important work of the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre,” says Laura Marshall, CEO and Co-Founder of Icon Films. “Season 2 of Malawi Wildlife Rescue, with its strong female-led team of vets and animal care workers, gives viewers a broader understanding of the challenges facing wildlife, while still giving an up-close look at the animals and people involved.”

Malawi Wildlife Rescue Season 2 is a Love Nature Original Series, distributed by Blue Ant International and produced by Icon Films. The new episodes will premiere on Love Nature’s platforms worldwide in April 2022.

If you’re inspired by the series, why not sign up for a placement with us! Lilongwe Wildlife Trust operates at the forefront of some of Malawi’s most urgent conservation challenges, with work that spans wildlife welfare, rescue and rehabilitation, advocacy, education, research and conservation justice.

We offer a range of opportunities, including general sanctuary work, research placements, vet externships and vet medicine courses. Volunteering with us is a chance to make a real difference to conservation, learn new skills and meet other inspiring and passionate people.

Check out the volunteer section of our website, and email with any questions.