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Welcome to Chipangali

Chipangali is a haven for wild animals which have little hope for survival in the wild – animals or birds which have been orphaned, abandoned, injured, born in captivity or brought up unsuccessfully as pets. It is often the last refuge for those brought in sick or injured, and has increasingly become a sanctuary for confiscated animals.

The wildlife Orphanage was established in 1973 by ex-game ranger Vivian Wilson and his wife Paddy, and its primary function is to offer a home to orphaned, abandoned and sick wild animals. Chipangali is not a zoo. The word Chipangali comes from the Chinyanja language in eastern Zambia. The word itself means “open friendly country”. Read More →

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“Open, friendly place.”

Chipangali is a haven for wild animals which have little hope for survival in the wild – animals or birds which have been orphaned, abandoned, injured, born in captivity or brought up unsuccessfully as pets. It is often the last refuge for those brought in sick or injured, and has increasingly become a sanctuary for confiscated animals.

We invite all children and animal lovers to visit Chipangali to spend a day on an educational tour, get to know more about the Zimbabwe wildlife and meet our passionate staff. Welcome everyone to Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage!

News

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Roxy the Leopard

Roxy is a female leopard, a wonderful mother and a great survivor. Roxy came to Chipangali around 7 years ago, she was caught in a trap after she has been killing ducks and geese on a farm in the Nymandlovu area, approx 50 km from bulawayo.…
Baboon Release

Baboon Release

Happy Days at Chipangali, it's always great to release animals back into the wild. We released Jack Daniels, Hailey, Holly, Ivy and newcomer Bobby, who was recently caught at the Esigodini Agricultural College. It's always great when a plan…

Volunteer and Success Stories

Rebecca Sweet

Volunteer Story: Rebecca Sweet

I visited Chipangali in August 2013 for 2 weeks. I have to say that it was one of the most incredible times of my life. At a mere 17, the prospect of traveling to a foreign country alone was daunting. I was welcomed by a beaming Nicky who made…
Lions

My Days at Chipangali

Chipangali wildlife, that’s the place where I’ve been for almost three weeks now. I have never been to Africa before and I was very nervous when I got on the plane in Amsterdam. But luckily that disappeared after more then 24 hours of flying…

Success Stories

Tracking Collars
Cheetah Release

Ibala & Ukuthaba, together with 3 other cheetah, originally came to us about 3 years ago from Shangani, about 100km from Bulawayo.  All 5 males were “problem animals” & we were asked to trap them & take them away, otherwise they would proba …

Animal Profiles

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Roxy the Leopard

Roxy is a female leopard, a wonderful mother and a great survivor. Roxy came to Chipangali around 7 years ago, she was caught in a trap after she has been killing ducks and geese on a farm in the Nymandlovu area, approx 50 km from bulawayo. Roxy at the …

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