Lion Conservation, Antelope Park

Location: Zimbabwe: Gweru

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Volunteer Encounter

Vungu Road Gweru, Zimbabwe

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Phone: +263774450693


Our Lion Conservation project focuses on a unique approach to the ongoing protection of highly threatened African lion. Working in partnership with ALERT (African Lion and Environmental Research Trust), we support and host their multi-phased initiative to restore wild African lion populations.

Rehabilitation Phase: Cubs born to captive-bred parents are hand raised and taken on human-led walks into their natural environment. These walks enable the cubs to develop their natural instincts.

Release Phase: Lions are released, as prides, into fenced, managed reserves where they have the opportunity to function as a wild pride. Within these areas the pride gives birth to cubs that are raised naturally, with no human interference.

Reintroduction Phase: When old enough, the cubs born in the release phase are translocated for reintroduction into appropriate national parks and reserves that are seeking to restore lost, or augment declining, lion populations.

After over 10 years of work, this 3-phased initiative has 4 lionesses set for reintroduction into appropriate natural environment and ALERT is currently assessing suitable options.

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Volunteer Types
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
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