Originally founded in the 1950s to accommodate confiscated and injured wildlife and to look after orphan animals confiscated from smugglers, the centre has grown considerably in recent years. Many say it is destined to become the most important facility to showcase wildlife on the African continent.
Impacts in Numbers
Every year, we rescue and resettle 100s of animals from birds to primates.
Animals In Our Care
Our veterinary and animal caretakers undertake a series of activities throughout the year to ensure that all animals are healthy
We work closely with other stakeholders like UWA and communities. However, we believe that rescuing animals is just a short-term solution.
We believe that it is through inspiring the children with trips to to see animals, interpretation talks that we can influence their wildlife awareness.
UWEC believes in the power of partnerships and collaborative efforts to bring about change in the work that we do. We have a rich history of partnering with multinational corporations and national companies who share our commitment to wildlife. We work closely with our partners to identify, design and implement initiatives and build mutually beneficial partnerships.