Munda Wanga Trust
Focus: Animal care and Conservation.
The Munda Wanga wildlife Sanctuary is home to a large collection of different species of wildlife. Most of these animals are endemic to Zambia. The Sanctuary houses a large number of animals that have been saved from illegal pet trade or found injured due to poaching or other types of animal-human conflict.
Home to 45 different species of animals.
Focused on educating children about the environment.
Placards provide visitors with information about each animal.
The animals are generally rehabilitated and then released back into the wild in an area where they will not be safe.
Mr Ralph Sander, a colonial civil servant, first developed the garden to include a sanctuary for new species to Zambia and a place where young Zambian sculptors and artisans could display their skills. In 1968 the gardens were sold to the Government and a large piece of land was added and developed to house a collection of animals. The different animals are kept in their own fenced areas and the environment is kept as natural as possible. The sanctuary gives children an opportunity to see wild animals face to face rather than in a book or on television.
Costs & Benefits
Most animals are confiscated from poachers or the illegal pet trade. Some animals are kept as ambassadors for their species; however the majority of the animals is released back to the wild.
Your tasks would be to assist the keepers in taking care of the new arrivals, prepare and feed animals, prepare enrichment among other duties such as designing enrichment and educational materials, monitoring animals, fundraising, hand-rearing orphaned animals, cleaning enclosures, construction, etc.
Work is 6 days/week, 8 hours/day.
US$750 per 3 weeks includes accommodation.
Preference given to those with relevant experience; qualifications though all applicants welcome if they are prepared to work hard. Volunteers aged 18 years old and over.
Munda Wanga Trust
P.O. BOX 350068, Kafue Rd,
Tel: ++260 (1) 278 614
Average cost per day:$35
Focus: Animal care and Conservation
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old