The world’s largest rhino orphanage and sanctuary, Care for Wild is a regular host to Veterans for Wildlife volunteers. Located in the Mpumalanga Province, the sanctuary is dedicated to providing care and rehabilitation for those animals either injured and / or orphaned due to poaching.


Since 2016, our volunteers have deployed to Care for Wild in order to provide much appreciated and much needed training and mentoring to the anti-poaching rangers tasked with protecting this essential facility. Although small in size, Care for Wild is home to a number of rhino and other animals, thereby presenting a unique security challenge.

Training for the Care for Wild rangers focussed on patrolling, bushcraft, arrest procedures, evidence gathering and a host of other critical skills. Forming a key component of the continued professional development and investment in people that is required in this demanding sector.

Veterans for Wildlife is very pleased to confirm our continued support for Care for Wild and the appointment of a dedicated Project Coordinator for the veterans’ wellness programme that will be housed at the sanctuary going forward.