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mcsky Zaya McSky

Knowing she wanted to work with big game, Zaya McSky looked online and found the African Conservation Experience which places volunteers at various conservation centers all focusing and working with animals. Through talking with other volunteers, she also learned about a capture team, Wildlife Translocation Services. She decided to spend two months in Africa and combine the two internships.

Zaya McSkyAfrican Conservation Experience: Tambotie Wildlife Rehabilitation Center 

"Tambotie is an animal rehab center completely run by the volunteers. You will learn an amazing amount about the animals at the center and around South Africa. I made amazing connections with the other volunteers and the animals there which included lions and monkeys among many other for me. The director, Petronel, is an amazing woman with so much knowledge, who gives the responsibility of the center solely to the volunteers. It can be very emotional work at times, especially when an animal is lost, so just be prepared."

African Conservation Experience: Tambotie Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Internship


Zaya McSkyWildlife Translocation Services

"You really get a feel of what it is to work with a game capture team. From the very beginning you are completely involved with catching the animals. They were amazing with allowing me hands-on experience. I got to inject giraffes and rhinos with Penicillin! Be prepared for a small amount of physical work as you have to run at some points while catching."

Wildlife Translocation Services Internship

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