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danielle-evans

         

DANIELLE EVANS
British

Lion Rehabilitation and Release Project in Zambia
         

1) What experience do you feel you are gaining?

Whilst at the placement I am learning new skills everyday regarding the lion breeding program requirements and developing effective teamwork and communication skills to working alongside others. 

2) What is the best thing about your placement so far?

Meeting incredible staff and volunteers at the placement and being able to learn and work alongside lions of differing ages.

3) Would you recommend this placement to anyone else?

This placement is incredible and would highly recommend it and would definitely save money to return.

4) What type of person do you think this placement would suit?

This placement is suitable for anyone with an open mind, a good work ethic who is willing to get involved in any practical tasks asked of them and for people not afraid of getting their hands dirty.

5) Can you describe a typical day?

The day starts with a 6.45am meeting to discuss the days events and rota, you do 2 hrs in the first session i.e this could be a lion walk, then breakfast break for an hr.

At 10-12.30 the second session runs which could be meat prep or enclosure cleaning for the lions before lunch 1-2.30. 2.30-5 the 3rd session runs which may be another lion walk if you are lucky or it could be taking part in research on one of the sites or maybe even teaching in the community.  

The rota is varied which helps you develop lots of skills and gain lots of experiences.

8) Any other relevant comments?

An outstanding project which will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime...the most pleasurable placement that I could ever imagine doing with animals, will be difficult to beat.

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