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I finally got the courage to go to South Africa by myself

I finally got the courage to go to South Africa by myself

Date:Monday, 19 August 2019

Ever since completing the certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 I have wanted to start a career in helping exotic wild animals mainly lions, cheetahs, tigers and elephants. ...

My Africa Experience by Briar Miller

My Africa Experience by Briar Miller

Date:Tuesday, 6 August 2019

The IWH team helped so much with the planning stage and can answer any questions you have. I would not have been able to experience this without their help and guidance!!!
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Tracey Poutu Welgevondon Adventure!

Tracey Poutu Welgevondon Adventure!

Date:Thursday, 11 July 2019

I have always dreamed of visiting Africa and experiencing the sights and wonders of wildlife of the vast continent! ...

Out of my comfort zone in the most extraordinary way

Out of my comfort zone in the most extraordinary way

Date:Wednesday, 10 July 2019

I was tagged in a two week vet experience on Facebook by a friend, it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t turn down.
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Getting a step up in my Vet Nursing Diploma in a ‘once in a lifetime’ African experience

Getting a step up in my Vet Nursing Diploma in a ‘once in a lifetime’ African experience

Date:Thursday, 4 July 2019

I am so grateful for International Working Holidays, to have been able to take the opportunity to do these projects that they offer. It was an experience like no other and I would be very happy to do more through them. ...

Getting muddy with the Elephants and being a part of the change for good.

Getting muddy with the Elephants and being a part of the change for good.

Date:Thursday, 27 June 2019

I never thought in my life I would get so close to these amazing animals, being able to spend a week with them has been a wonderful experience. Being a part of the change for good, #elephantsarentforriding
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It was incredible seeing the Elephants close their eyes while they enjoyed being bathed by me!

It was incredible seeing the Elephants close their eyes while they enjoyed being bathed by me!

Date:Wednesday, 26 June 2019

My love of animals made my decision to volunteer at the Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand super easy! Going with a friend also meant we’d get to share this amazing experience together. ...

My incredible journey with IWH

My incredible journey with IWH

Date:Tuesday, 26 March 2019

They must have been impressed with my volunteering history because I was accepted to study the degree starting in 2019.
I would never be where I am today without the incredible opportunities I was given by the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary and ...

Kiwi Vet Nurses and Students get to work on a Lion

Kiwi Vet Nurses and Students get to work on a Lion

Date:Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Our October group of kiwi vet nurses and students saw lions and leopards receive their annual examinations - up close and personal wildlife veterinary experience. Two weeks of learning and hands on procedures with a caracal, baboon, leopard, lion ...

Help Save Pangolins at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Help Save Pangolins at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Date:Monday, 10 September 2018

Pangolins – the world’s most poached animals whose scales, bizarrely, are highly revered. Critically endangered, pangolin population numbers have declined by 90% over the past 21 years. ...

No Laughing Matter | Hyenas in South Africa

No Laughing Matter | Hyenas in South Africa

Date:Monday, 16 April 2018

Monday, 12th March, had the research team at one of our South African projects, rapidly responding to a call concerning one of Namibia’s “laughing” residents. This time it wasn’t a leopard taking centre stage, but a hyena. ...

A Fitting Future | Namibia Wildlife Conservation

A Fitting Future | Namibia Wildlife Conservation

Date:Monday, 16 April 2018

Human-carnivore conflict is an inevitable occurrence in a country where man and wild strive to maintain a peaceful coexistence. One of the projects we work with in Namibia works on avid research producing the evidence required to facilitate amicable ...

Why Volunteering is Good For You!

Why Volunteering is Good For You!

Date:Sunday, 22 October 2017

Ever bought someone the best Christmas present, and Christmas day all you could think about was their face lighting up when they opened it? It feels good to give and it can have a huge effect on you. Research by the ‘United Health Group’ found that ...

International Working Holidays Reviews

International Working Holidays Reviews

Date:Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Here is what a few kiwis say about us ...

Baby Serval rescued at Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Baby Serval rescued at Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Date:Monday, 21 August 2017

Our African Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre have rescued an orphaned baby serval. ...

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary give new Cheetah cub a Maori name

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary give new Cheetah cub a Maori name

Date:Friday, 4 August 2017

Our wildlife sanctuary in Namibia have welcomed a baby Cheetah - and given it a Kiwi name! ...

Press Release African Wildlife Vet Course Big Hit With NZ Students

Press Release African Wildlife Vet Course Big Hit With NZ Students

Date:Friday, 26 May 2017

A unique African wildlife vet course is proving a big hit with New Zealanders looking to get ahead in becoming a vet or vet nurse according to Vicki Kenny, the founder of International Working Holidays (IWH), the specialist overseas employment ...

Update from Namibia

Update from Namibia

Date:Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Lots of rescues this last month at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary. An Aardwolf, a baby zebra, a leopard and a baboon! How did it all end? ...

Proving this leopard does not kill livestock - Wildlife Sanctuary

Proving this leopard does not kill livestock - Wildlife Sanctuary

Date:Monday, 7 November 2016

Re-fitted with a GPS collar on 12 October, Lightning has not only become the most successful Wildlife Sanctuary release study, but she also holds the record for being the world’s longest monitored free roaming leopard - seven magnificent years!
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