Dayne Davey

You will assist at a local Sanctuary providing a safe refuge for rescued elephants. These elephants have been saved from both hunting programmes and illegal circus activities.

There are currently 5 elephants residing at the Sanctuary – Marula, Jabu, Thandi, Thumelo & Thaba.

You will assist with cleaning the elephants’ night stables and outdoor areas; along with helping with the general upkeep of the sanctuary.

You will also assist with on-going observations of the elephants which will contribute to a long-term study of elephant behaviour.

Volunteers spending at least 4 weeks on the program will also have the opportunity to visit Addo Elephant National Park and contribute to ongoing research of these wild elephants.

This project is part of our Practical Conservation & Elephant Experience Program.

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Your Role

  • Stable cleaning
  • General maintenance
  • Collection of behavioural data
  • Data entry

Latest Achievements

  • 113 volunteer hours contributed in 2015
  • Developing a database of bull elephants at Addo NP
  • Over 400 hours of behavioural observations conducted at the Sanctuary

Current Project Needs

  • Volunteer manpower
  • People with a conservation background to assist with development of research

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Join our Practical Conservation & Elephant Experience Program to be part of this project.

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