African Lion Rehabilitation & Release in Zambia


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

ZambiaLivingstone, Livingstone NAZM

About

The Project

Volunteer and contribute to the welfare and rehabilitation of lion cubs as they undertake pre-release training in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; take part in a research program to better understand the ecology of elephants in the Park and join our conservation education and community programs to involve communities in conservation as part of our holistic approach. 028028As a volunteer you will also enjoy time spent walking with the lions along the banks of the mighty and beautiful Zambezi river, with the potential of witnessing them chasing down game in the National Park as well as getting involved in important tasks related to the conservation and preservation of this noble beast.

Why the project needs you

Over 200,000 lions roamed the African continent as recently as 1975. In 2002 two surveys provided evidence of a dramatic decline estimating that only 23,000 to 39,000 remain, with the lowest estimate being just 16,500. This represents an 80% to 90% population decline in less than 30 years. It is widely accepted that the population has continued to decline in the subsequent years. The end objective of the project is the rehabilitation of captive-bred lions into a wild environment so that their cubs, raised by the pride, can learn the skills necessary to ensure their successful reintroduction into the wild.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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