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Pod Volunteer – Elephant Care and Research in South Africa – Monthly start dates year round

Join Pod Volunteer to study the biology, behaviour and husbandry of their elephants with the aim of enhancing the welfare of captive and wild elephants throughout South Africa for 1 week +. Volunteers work closely with the elephant herd who live in the park to provide care and enrichments for them. There are monthly trip start dates for volunteers aged 17 years +.

How can I help?

Join the local expert team to care for and research their herd of 5 African elephants. All volunteers receive elephant information and talks and are involved in a range of tasks, including:

* Helping look after the elephants – preparing their food, changing their sawdust bedding, and mucking out their living areas

* Field observations of the elephants – during the day and at night

* Walking with the elephants

* Data entry

* Making elephant enrichments to encourage wild foraging behaviour

* General maintenance – cleaning of elephant pens, water troughs and other areas, maintenance and painting

* Making elephant dung paper to sell to raise funds for the project

Volunteers who stay for 3 weeks+ also undertake additional elephant research tasks.

Course date:
Start anytime
Course location:
South Africa
Course fee:
From £895

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