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Volunteer Program

Lory Park offers an unique and hands on volunteer program, although specializing in wilds cats, we offer opportunities with varied animals such as reptiles, raptors, parrots and primates.

Our volunteer program welcomes public who have a keen interest in animals and conservation, as well as students who are studying in the animals field.

Unqualified volunteers will assist in cleaning of enclosures and facility, food preparation and enrichment. Please note that it is with consistency and dedication on behalf of the volunteer, that will be rewarded with more responsible and hands on involvement in animal care.

Students and post graduates will assist staff in all aspects of  animal husbandry ie: covering health and hygiene, housing, diet, enrichment, hand rearing and veterinary care.
Over and above this they will also participate in educational programs and conservation projects. An unforgettable learning experience.


​Lory Park works closely with VIVES and Gent universities in Belgium, and have had many students who have returned to us for six month working projects and even some who have made South Africa their



The cost for overseas students needing accommodation to do their three month internship at Lory Park is 420.00 Euros per month, with the first month paid in advance.
This will include self catering accommodation in a communal house. The house is large and spacious , has fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and living area.
Also included is transport to and from O.R Tambo international Airport.
Food and drinks are not included, but transport will be available for grocery shopping.

And last but not least, a learning experience of a lifetime and the sound of roaring Lions at night are included…………

Students are to please contact Eddy Van Eck via e-mail for applications and more information.

“The biggest adventure you can take, is to live the life of your dreams”
Oprah Winfrey

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among Lions”
Karen Blixen – Out of Africa

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