CARE FOR WILD AFRICA IS DEDICATED TO ENDANGERED SPECIES PRESERVATION
OUR MISSION IS TO PROTECT RHINOS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES AGAINST POACHING

Rescue, Care, and Rehabilitation
These are the passions that drive this organisation!

Care for Wild Africa operates from a beautiful farm set in the heartland of Mpumalanga, South Africa.  Here a treatment and care centre has been built where animals are tended until they can be rehabilitated back into the wild.  Petronel Nieuwoudt, the founder of Care for Wild Africa, is one of the few people worldwide who has specialised in the care of orphaned and injured rhinos – her passion for these treasured species is infectious.

Emerging from her initial passion for caring for wildlife, Petronel saw the need to educate fellow operators in the game capture business.  She now offers game-orientated courses that are geared towards capturing, confining and medically attending to all forms of wild animals, as well as the breeding of certain species – roan, sable, buffalo, impala etc.  Courses are especially suited to veterinarians, vetinerary nurses, farmers and wildlife professionals.

Volunteers are welcome at Care for Wild Africa!  Volunteering is a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime, opportunity to spend time in Africa, caring for Africa’s distressed wild animals and giving back to nature.  Our volunteers are full of praise for our efforts – read more

The Care for Wild Africa Rehabilitation Centre’s intent is to rescue orphaned, abandoned, injured and displaced indigenous birds, mammals and reptiles; rehabilitate the animals where we are able to – with the help of Veterinary doctors, their own dedicated team members supported by volunteer workers who assist with the animal husbandry and hospital chores at the centre, and release them back into the wild where it is appropriate.

Visit ‘About Us’ to learn all the ways we preserve the life of endangered species.

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Volunteer!

What does it mean to be a Volunteer?
Experience the adventure of a life time when you volunteer at our wildlife centre and learn, first hand, how to care for Africa’s proud wildlife species.

Care for Wild Africa has provided many volunteers from abroad, with the opportunity to work with African wildlife – an opportunity that they have absolutely treasured. Experience a lifetime thrill and leave your mark on Africa!

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Learn with Us!

Why Our Courses? Care, hand rearing, management and capture of infant, injured and/or orphaned animals are the passions that drive Care for Wild Africa. We offer courses in the theoretical and practical aspects of first aid, hand rearing, handling, rehabilitation and breeding of wild animals.

These courses are ideally suited for those who work with and love animals, wildlife students , vet nurses, wildlife professionals, animal keepers, etc.

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Donate!

Our work costs! Every day we spend hundreds of rands just on feeding our rhinos! If you would like to donate even a small amount of money to help us feed our rhinos, we would really appreciate this – and so will they!

For anyone wishing to help save our wildlife, please follow the link below for further information on how to donate. We are truly grateful for all the donations that we receive!

“These baby rhinos are at an orphanage because their mothers were killed by poachers. I can’t say where this is for obvious reasons. But I spent an afternoon with Petronel Nieuwoudt, who runs the orphanage. The youngest rhino was called Don. He was just two months old when he was found in Kruger national park. Petronel has students and volunteers from all over the world come to look after these orphans. They pay for this experience and that money is used for milk, food, fencing and rangers for security.”

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Care for Wild Africa is registered wildlife rehabilitation centre in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Petronel and her staff are a group of dedicated wildlife care-givers committed to the preservation of South Africa’s wildlife. Petronel has an intimate knowledge of animals and the work that she and her team does is nothing less than inspiring and extremely valuable for this country.
Rehabilitation begins when an animal is found and reported to a wildlife rehabilitator and handed in or seized from the illegal wildlife trade or a poacher – often because of the parent animal was killed or involved in an accident.

The Care for Wild Africa Rehabilitation Centre’s intent is to rescue orphaned, abandoned, injured and displaced indigenous birds, mammals and reptiles; rehabilitate the animals where they are able to – with the help of Veterinary doctors, their own dedicated team members supported by volunteer workers who assist with the animal husbandry and hospital chores at the centre, and release them back into the wild where it is appropriate. However, it is not always possible to release the animals back into the wild as they may have permanent injuries which would make it impossible for them to survive in nature. In this case they need to be fed and housed on a permanent basis.

Care for Wild Africa relies on it’s wildlife courses and seminars to assist with the funding of the Rehabilitation Centre but also welcomes sponsorship to their operations in order to keep the Rehabilitation Centre working. If you should like to contribute towards this initiative, please contact Care for Wild Africa or information in that regard.
Rhino horn cannot be legally sold on the international market. The international trade in rhino horn was banned in 1976 by signatories to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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