Become a

Guardian of the Wild

Free to be Wild is a Non-profit organisation and we rely solely on donations from the public to keep doing the good work required of us.

We are very grateful for the generosity of our donors and can’t thank you enough for enabling us to help the injured animals that are unable to help themselves.

Our Guardians of the Wild programme enables you to symbolically adopt some of our animals and sponsor their rehabilitation and release back into the wild where they belong.

When you become a Guardian you will receive:
  • a symbolic certificate
  • an information sheet on the animal you have chosen to protect
  • a photo of the animal you have chosen
  • a thank you card
  • a book mark
  • bi-monthly updates of your animals rehab and release progress

Please note: Local Zimbabweans will receive a printed Guardian Pack, international donors will receive a virtual pack. If you would like a Guardian pack sent to you then it will come at an extra charge. We hope you understand our wishes to keep our costs down and ensure as much of the money you donate goes towards the animals not postage.

Our Orphan



US $50 per year

Flax was found orphaned on a cattle ranch early 2019, he is being raised at the sanctuary in preparation for release when he is old enough.


US $50 a year

At only two days old he was pushed away from his mom by another young male Bushbuck. Attempts to re-introduce him back to his mom were sadly unsuccessful.

From a tiny baby Olive has transformed into a majestic male Bushbuck who quietly roams the Sanctuary lands.


US $50 per year

Zimmi was found by game scouts after his mother sadly passed away giving birth to him and immediately called us to assist. Due to Covid Lockdown we had to apply for emergency special permits to enable us to travel to collect him and even this permit had a time frame on it. After a 6 hour drive we collected Zimmi. Due to the current circumstance we had difficulty getting milk which was a real concern for us but we thankfully had some cows colostrum in stock which we were able to administer the first night. Zimmi survived the night against all odds and has been thriving ever since.


US $50 a year

Orphaned at only 2 days old, after she was separated from her herd, Abbey was raised by the Mavros family. After 3 years of trying to integrate her back into a wild herd, with no success, a better life for Abbey was chosen for her to come and live at FTBW to be a companion for City Boy with the hope of eventual release.

Proud Sponsors of Free to be Wild Sanctuary

We rely solely on donations from the public.