Rehabilitation of exotic mammals
Rehabilitation of exotic mammals (primates especially) from illegal pet trade
Weekly cost (approx USD):
Direct benefits you gain:
gain a qualification or credit
learn how to take care of a variety of animals with different behaviours, diets and enrichments
Noteworthy conservation points:
contributes to environmental policy
ethical rehabilitation centre/practices
This is a day volunteering project, volunteers must find and organise their own accommodation if needed
None, you have to show your enthusiasm through an interview but there are no skills needed beside being in a good physical condition.
food included, refillable drinking water
Details of the day-to-day life on the project:
You can choose how much days you want to work per week. 5 days max. You have 2 free days (AAP policy and dutch law). You work from 8h30 to 17h10.
There are 4 departments : Chimpanzee complex, Primates and the islands, Mammals and Quarantines + Central Kitchen. If you work 5 days a week, you have usually one day in the central kitchen where you prepare the food for the animals, normally you do the food of your department (chimps for me) but it depends on the number of people that day. All kitchen staff are volunteers.
You have a free lunch but no accommodation if you are not an EVS volunteer. So you have to find your own thing, usually you ask around the staff there and most of them have rooms to rent for short term period.
The work is very rewarding and the animals there are amazing especially the chimpanzee department is incredible to work in
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