Centre for Animal Rehabilitation & Education

Welcome to C.A.R.E.

The Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education - C.A.R.E., located in Phalaborwa, South Africa, is a wildlife rehabilitation facility dedicated to the care, welfare, rehabilitation and protection of injured and orphaned indigenous wild animals. The centre specializes in the care of Chacma baboons, actively pursuing their rescue, rehabilitation and release.

The centre currently houses over 400 baboons and is the only facility in Southern Africa that accepts orphaned or abandoned baboons and offers them long term care.

C.A.R.E. has pioneered many firsts in primate care, and its rehabilitation programme has gained respect within scientific and animal behavioral communities. C.A.R.E also has an incredible track record in successfully rehabilitating hand-reared animals and releasing fully formed troops back into the wild.

Want to volunteer at C.A.R.E?

Would you like to make a difference? Volunteer in South Africa, one of the most stunning countries in Africa full of natural wonders.

Join us for a hands-on experience in rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured baby baboons! If you have some experience in dealing with animals, a love of nature and a desire to ensure the survival of our natural heritage join our volunteer programme for a minimum of 4 weeks in the African bush.

Volunteers are needed all year round to assist in the daily running of the centre as well as the rehabilitation programme. Training will be given in all aspects of animal care for this project. During your stay you will learn a huge amount about baboons, as well as about the African bush in general.

Click here for more information on our volunteer programme