Our Team

Meet the Team

Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

The Founders

Chipangali founder Viv Wilson and his late wife Paddy retired from the active side of running the Orphanage over ten years ago, in order to devote more time to urgent wildlife research projects. Viv was the leading instigator of several unique projects, such a ten year survey of the duikers of Africa which culminated in the 800 page masterpiece named The Duikers for Africa, Masters of the African floor.

Kevin and Nicky Wilson

kevin_nickyToday, Viv’s son Kevin and his wife Nicky are the hands-on directors of the orphanage, Kevin is responsible the general management of the organization, together with his photography qualifications and flair for technology he also handles the advertising and PR work. Nicky while juggling her full-time role as Mum, with the running of our Business Centre and overseeing Chipangali’s all-important accounts, also assists in the raising and caring for many of the baby animals in the nursery

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…

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