available now - an exciting new field study program for students
Since inception over a decade ago, Ukutula has been motivated by two overwhelming passions - conservation and education. As the years have progressed and the number of scientific research studies have increased, especially with the establishment of the Biobank, Ukutula Conservation Center has now elevated this dual passion to offer a new program for school graduates. This program will endow prospective veterinary students (pre-vet, biology, wildlife conservation, vet-tech, animal sciences and wildlife conservation) with valuable credits for university and college entry requirements. In addition, this program will be unique in it's focus of preserving the wild animals on planet earth, now in such a precarious situation. Indeed as H.G Wells presciently observed, never before has education become so critical in preserving our wild animals from catastrophe.
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe" H.G. Wells
The new bio-laboratory at Ukutula will provide opportunities for exposure to reproductive technologies, as well as unique experience in the science of cryo-freezing with its various applications. As a student, you will learn so much about the anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, diseases, rehabilitation, applied medicine, embryology and genetics primarily of lions, cheetahs, hyenas and tigers, but also other wild animals. You will also gain insight into ecosystem and biodiversity rehabilitation. The experience will present opportunities to shadow and be instructed by top instructors in their field.
Does this sound like something for you? If yes, use our "Contact" page and tell us a little about yourself. The program is flexible, and varies between 14 to 21 days. Get a feeling for what you can expect by viewing the following short video:
We are taking provisional expressions of interest for 2017-2018. Pricing has not yet been finalized, but it is our intention to make it commensurate with all other practical experience programs. In the interim, what can you do? Speak to as many of your fellow students and teachers as possible about this program. The more capable and passionate hands we can educate for our future, the better - you CAN make a difference!
Conservalion - facilitating education for conservation
embracing dynamic species preservation through applied science and education