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Emily takes a walk on the wild side!

26 March 2017

Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage

Emily is one of our surgical ward nurses and she has recently embarked on a trip of a lifetime to work at a wildlife orphanage in southern Africa.

Emily left for Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, earlier this month and will be living and working at the sanctuary for three weeks.

In a departure from her work assisting post-surgery recovery at Willows, Emily will be helping orphaned animals such as monkeys, big cats and reptiles, as well as working with schools to educate children about the wildlife around them.

Emily, who has worked at Willows since November, said: “I have previously worked with native British wildlife but nothing like orphaned hyenas! A friend of mine did something similar, which inspired me to lend a hand at Chipangali for a few weeks.

I will be doing a mixture of things throughout my time here but it will consist of vet nursing, helping with a research project involving hyena behaviour patterns and working with local schools to teach the youngsters there about the wildlife on their doorstep.

Chipangali has been featured in a number of documentaries and is world-renowned for its pioneering work as one of Africa’s largest and most successful wildlife rehabilitation/release centres.

We can’t wait to hear all about Emily’s African adventure, look out for the next instalment of Emily’s adventures once she is back with us.


Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage

Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage

Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage


Just click on the link to find out more about Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage.