On Wednesday, I (Bianca, Worldwide Experience’s Conservation Experience Consultant) had the opportunity to join the Vets Go Wild students and what an incredible day it was. After waking up at 4:00 in the morning, I reached Leeuwenbosch lodge at 5:30 whilst it was still dark and joined the vet students in the bus as we set off for Bucklands Private Game Reserve to do routine work a few female buffalo. After Dr Emily Baxter who is the course facilitator darted the buffalo and they were safely down, the students got to start working on a total of 8 buffalo doing routine checks and making sureRead More →

Students from the Institute for Environmental Studies (IES) at Texas Christian University (TCU) have enjoyed the opportunity to become involved on a first hand basis in rhino conservation in South Africa. The TCU Rhino Initiative was started by the IES’s director, Dr Mike Slattery in 2014 in partnership with our world renowned wildlife vet and conservationist, Dr William Fowlds. Dr Fowlds and his vet team lead our Vets Go Wild courses curated specifically for veterinary students, and for four years have welcomed TCU students every year as part of their Biodiversity and Human Development study abroad course. TCU has been sending students to South AfricaRead More →

As it is Women’s month, we have decided to put the ‘Queen of the Jungle’ in the spotlight and share with you why nature has designed her to be the head hunter and why her male counterpart is the King! Did you know that lionesses are around 30% faster than male lions according to Stefan Pociask who is a Wildlife researcher from the USA? A lioness can reach speeds of up to 70km per hour, which is around 20km per hour faster than her male counterpart! Females are also a foot shorter in length and around 30kg’s lighter which gives the female the edge whenRead More →