White Lion Project

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The lion population in the Park is approximately 65, of which nearly 25 are sub-adults and cubs. All the lion cubs born at the Park are hand-reared. The cubs have been inoculated against all known feline diseases including rabies, and have all been tested and found to be free of feline aids and TB. All the cubs are micro-chipped. The park boasts several species of wildlife, including Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Lions, Meerkats and Crocodiles.

If you are interested, contact us with reference number: WV02

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Playing with the cubs

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How does your trip to me help?

  • Working as a volunteer you will be involved in many aspects of conversation and lion care.
  • When there are lion cubs you will have the rare opportunity of caring for them, this means being responsible for the  cubs’ wellbeing
  • Giving the cubs comfort, feeding them with milk formula from a bottle. Replacing their mother in all ways. Doing the mothers’ job of assisting them to urinate and defecate. (for at least the first three weeks as... Icon_arrow_rightMore

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Location: South Africa

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How to get there

Once you have organised to come through we will advise you on the best way to get to us

How much does it cost?

Project length - 1 week – 4 weeks
Project fee - 1 week=   R  5,000, 2 weeks= R  10,000, 3 weeks= R 14,500, 4 weeks= R 19,000

Programme fee includes

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Training in basic Conversation and animal care
  • 24 hour support from our partner organisation
  • Donations to WESSA (Wildlife Environment Society of South Africa)
    and the Endangered Wildlife Trust

Money received from volunteers for this project is used amongst other things to:

-  Build new and better breeding & recovery units for the wild animals in  care
-  Meat for breeding lions
-  Milk formula for baby lions
-  Purchasing expensive drugs for the animals
-  Radio collars and tracking devices for monitoring wildlife
-  Purchasing of vehicles to monitor wildlife

Programme fee excludes

  • Flights to Cape Town
  • Transfer to the project (if you are not taking part at the orientation days in Cape Town)
  • Personal insurance (medical and travel) cover.
  • Visas (not necessary for 90 days in the country)
  • Personal expenses

 

 

Available days/best time to come

Year round, although summer is a popular time (Dec, Jan, Feb)