Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage Zimbabwe

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About Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage

Registered Welfare Organization No: (38/77)

Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Chipangali is a wildlife sanctuary for animals which stand little chance of survival in the wild. Animals which have either been orphaned, abandoned, injured, born in captivity or brought up unsuccessfully as pets. It is often the last refuge for those brought in sick or injured, and increasingly it is a sanctuary for confiscated animals.

The wildlife Orphanage was established in 1973 by Vivian Wilson and his wife Paddy. Chipangali is not a zoo, it offers a home to orphaned, abandoned and sick wild animals. When possible, rescued animals and birds are rehabilitated and returned to the wild. If safe release into their natural habitat is not possible, animals are cared for and kept for educational purposes and study. Endangered species may undergo captive breeding programs.

The word Chipangali derives from the Chinyanja language it means ‘open friendly country’.

Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage is a registered Welfare Organization (38/77) in Zimbabwe.

You can assist Chipangali’s endeavours by either:

  • Joining their volunteer program
  • Adopting an orphan
  • Making a donation

Chipangali will be greatfull for any support you can give!

Chipangali Wildlife Volunteer Program

No two participants will have the same experience due to the ever changing nature of work being under taken at Chipangali. during your four, six or eight week stay you will be involved in a number of activities which may include:

  • Bathing of the black rhino
  • Hand rearing of leopards, lions and antelope
  • Darting of animals
  • Carnivore research
  • Radio tracking of leopards, cheetah and brown hyena in the wild

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Other Wildlife Volunteer Programs in Africa

If you are interested in volunteering with wildlife, take a look at my guide to Volunteering Wildlife Work in Africa on the Safari Guide website.