Conservation management and husbandry

Project name:

Muller stud volunteer

Project purpose:

Conservation management and husbandry

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • animal interaction

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • undertake your own research

Noteworthy conservation points:


Shared house

When does the project run?


cooking facilities, wifi, western toilet, shower

How long can I stay?


Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Some of the tasks while working on the project will be:

  • Wildlife husbandry (monitoring, feeding, hygiene etc.)

  • Horse husbandry (monitoring, feeding, hygiene. If wanted students can ride and monitor wildlife on horseback. Student should bring his/her own hard hat. Besides horses we have some donkeys who walk together with the horses.

  • Administration (daily updates on individual animals, identification of photos etc.) 

  • Fence and maintenance checking while driving

  • Other work, such as checking of camera traps, lab work, wildlife monitoring, basic vet care (vaccinating, deworming)    

Reviews & ratings



Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday



It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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