Who we are
DIY Wild is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre based at the foot of the stunning Hlumu Hlumu Mountains in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa.
The centre was founded in 2010 to address the growing need for a rehabilitation centre in Mpumalanga.
We are the only primate rehabilitation in the province, and as such our work focuses mainly on vervet monkeys.
The majority of these monkeys come in as tiny babies after their mothers have been shot, poisoned or hit by cars or killed so that people can raise the baby as a pet.
We also take in any other wildlife that needs to be rescued and to date have successfully worked with mongoose, many antelope and bird species, warthog, bushpigs, bushbabies, small predators and reptiles.
Why We Need You
Despite our progress, the lack of vital funds and government support mean that the day to day funding of such a project is a real struggle.
Volunteers are the back bone of DIY Wild and without both the donationsfrom the volunteers and the work the volunteers put in on the ground, we would not be able to continue to help the animals we do.
We would love to welcome you here to DIY Wild, to let Africa get under your skin and to give you an experience you will never forget
You can be the change you want to see in the world.
We take in injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife with the aim of rehabilitation and release back into protected areas of the wild. We also take in any unwanted exotic pets and give them a home in the most natural conditions possible.
Each species requires a different approach to rehabilitation and there are many different processes including troop bonding for social animals and re-wildling for solitary animals
Our final aim is always to release any animal back into the wild wherever possible. This involves finding a suitable site,
ensuring the animal is in the best condition to survive and securing the necessary paperwork.
Only through education can we change the mindset of the public with regards to wildlife