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We are a community organisation, and our educational team regularly gives talks and information to schools, clubs and the general public in all areas of Gauteng.


Friends Of Free Wildlife were once again exhibitors at this years Yebo Gogga at Wits University. Our volunteers taught enthusiastic learners about our role in Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Releasing urban wildlife. Flyers on “how to” rescue birds and mammals and information on our Centre were also handed out.

Recent IWRC Advanced training courses held in February 2017

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Launched in 1984, IWRC’s Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation course was the first of its kind.
A combination of lecture and lab, the two-day class covered topics such as basic anatomy and physiology, handling and physical restraint, thermoregulation, stress, initial care and physical examination, nutrition and associated diseases, standards for housing, zoonoses, euthanasia criteria and release criteria.

The class of 2017

Free Wildlife recently hosted for the first time three of the IWRC courses; Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course as well as two of the advanced courses, Parasitology and Wound Management.

Christina Carrières, IWRC trainer from Canada demonstrating faecal flotation.

Claudius Sibanda, Senior Animal Manager at Free Wildlife, learning new techniques from Christina Carrières


Hands on training and practice


“I really enjoyed giving a presentation to the Junior Primary at Dainfern College this morning!” says Margi Brocklehurst. “It’s always a privilege to educate our young people, and hear about their achievements.”

To book a talk for a school, club or interest group, please contact Margi at 082 561 3681.

school talk