Join the herd! Keep up-to-date on all the latest news and research from GRI's Wildlife Rescue Programme; get to know the orphan herd, and learn what it takes to work behind the scenes with elephant orphans. 

August 24, 2020

GRI’s UNZA Intern Pretty Mbaiwa believes the Kafue Release Facility bush buns to be the best she has ever tasted:

“I was amazed by the beauty of the camp’s natural surroundings. The friendly Elephant Keepers have made an easy life out of the bush. Getting to know what t...

March 18, 2019

Senior Keeper, Victor Wotala has worked for GRI for 6 years. His day-to-day work involves going on morning and afternoon walks with the orphaned elephants, making sure the water bowl in boma is full, cleaning the stables and presenting to the public on the deck. He wak...

March 11, 2019

GRI considers every member of staff - House Keeper, Ground Staff, Security Guard, Elephant Keeper or Education Officer - a Ranger, responsible for the environment and the wildlife within it.  

Audience Malaya is a Grounds/ Maintenance Junior Worker and has wor...

March 3, 2019

Godfrey Mwinga is one of GRI's Security Guards, based at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery. He has been working for the organisation for close to 3 years. His responsibilities involve taking patrols around facility to make sure that the entire camp is safe and intact; prepar...

The Olsen Animal Trust (OAT) is a UK-based family trust that provides support to conservation and animal welfare projects around the world. OAT is one of GRI's major donors, providing generous annual support to the Wildlife Rescue Department.

This November, G...

February 18, 2019

 There are currently twelve orphaned elephants at the Kafue Release Facility. Each elephant has specific needs for their individualised rehabilitation program to ensure that they are given the best possible chance of being successfully released back into the wild. Ther...

February 15, 2019

Mishka Malinowski joined GRI in April 2018 as the Kafue Release Facility's Volunteer Supervisor. Watch her vlog to get a glimpse of what it's like to live and work amongst the elephants in Kafue National Park!

GRI offers 8 volunteer placements a month, across 3 faciliti...

February 6, 2019

GRI - Wildlife Rescue recently responded to an orphan elephant alert in the small village of Fungulani, Feira.

Two fisherman, Emmanuel and Mbewe, noticed the young elephant alone in a thicket, as they made their way home from their gardens. The men restrained...

January 26, 2019

Esther Nalwemba has been GRI's House Keeper at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery for 3 years. Her work involves cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, reception and office, occasional cooking, and preparing tents for visitors. She also helps the Keepers to prepare the elephant milk...

January 20, 2019

Mulisani was found a year ago, wandering alone in the Chidada area of Zambia. It is believed his mother was shot, and that he became separated from his herd as they crossed the Luangwa River.  Mulisani was captured and restrained by community member until the GRI Wildl...

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