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Conservation, Research and Rehabilitation at Chipangali
Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage was established in May 1973 by Vivian John Wilson and his wife Patricia Wilson. The orphanage resides in an area in the south of Zimbabwe. Its’ primary function is to offer a home for orphaned and abandoned wild animals. Its’ five main objectives are conservation, education, nature appreciation, recreation and research.
“Chipangali is not a zoo, a menagerie or a collection of animals for financial gain”, Kevin Wilson, director of the Chipangali Wildlife Trust, strongly stated on the afternoon of Tuesday 19th April. Kevin is Viv’s son, and he and his wife are the hands-on directors of the organisation.
Chipangali is a home for wild animals that have been orphaned, abandoned, injured, born in captivity or brought up unsuccessfully as pets. If possible, these animals are treated, rehabilitated and released back into the wild.
These are powerful words that reflect Kevin’s noticeable passion for this amazing organisation. Kevin and his wife Nicky live on the same property as the orphanage and play a central role in the day to day running of Chipangali.
“One third of the property houses the orphanage developments, while the remainder is a game park” said Kevin. “Besides the animal enclosures, the orphanage has four main sections.”
The Princess Diana Children’s Educational Centre was built in memory of the Princess Diana herself, the former patron of Chipangali Wildlife Trust. The complex includes Duiker enclosures, an aquarium and various aviaries. The Business Centre houses the administration offices, a restaurant and the curio shop. The Clinic, Nursery and Rehabilitation Centre is where animals are treated and nursed to recovery.
Finally, and most importantly, is the African Endangered Species Breeding Centre...
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