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 a year

The true founder of Free to be Wild!

Orphaned at a few weeks old in 2013, Umfazi became the ambassador of the Sanctuary and opened the door for the first Primate rehabilitation and release programme in Zimbabwe!

Umfazi is now the big sister to many more orphans just like her!

Umfazi’s favorite food is grapes!


US $50 per year

Orphaned, after her mom was killed by a passing bus, Darrel was rescued by the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust.

They sent her to Free to be Wild in 2016 to gain her chance at freedom once again and adapt into a new family of baboons.

Darrel’s favourite food is Maputi (aka African popcorn)


US $50 a year

Named by her hander Dinghani, Naleti lost her mom to a veldt fire. Her mothers burning body protected her and saved her life.

Arriving with a few superficial burns Naleti has come on in leaps and bounds!

Naleti’s favourite food is Banana’s!


US $50 per year

Balu’s mom was the sad victim of an illegal dog fight, unfortunately she did not survive the ordeal. The Zimbabwean SPCA was able to shut this down in time to rescue Blau before his fate was the same.

Arriving in 2015, Balu is now a part of our older Baboon troop and ready for phase two rehabilitation.

Balu’s favourite food is watermelon!


US $50 a year

If sassy had a picture! Holly is our oldest baboon at the sanctuary. She was rescued by Wild is Life, Harare.

Holly was sent to Free to be Wild in 2015 to be a companion to Umfazi and join our rehabilitation programme.

Holly’s favourite food is eggs!


US $50 per year

Always seeking solace from his Monkey friends, Kuda was a victim of mass troop poisoning. Losing his entire family at only a few days old, Kuda arrived at the Sanctuary in December 2015.

This little boy has a long train of friends who follow him on his daily antics at the Sanctuary.

Kuda’s favourite food are Oranges!


US $50 a year

Lucy came to the Sanctuary in 2016.

She was raised by a local family after she became an orphan when her mon was shot during a crop raid.

Lucy had a second chance at being free and a part of a troop which she is at Free to be Wild.

Lucy’s favourite food is sunflower seeds!


US $50 per year

Found alone in the Mana Pools National Park we are unsure of her circumstances. She was handed over by National Parks in 2016 and Mana is definitely one of the prettiest Baboons to come through our doors!

This little girl is extremely independent and very picky about who she chooses to share her time with.

Mana’s favourite food are peanuts!


US $50 a year

George was rescued from a village near Save Valley Conservancy by ZimParks rangers who conducted a ‘raid’ on the back of a tip about some illegal poaching for the bush meat trade. They found baby George being kept, likely to be sold illegally as a pet. His mother had sadly been killed already by the villagers.

George has been introduced to baby Etosha and they have became fast friends, both have now been introduced to the troop and have settled in well with their new families.


US $50 per year

Mali was rescued from Malilangwe where she was found roaming alone calling for her mother. What happened to her mother is unknown but she has successfully joined the FTBW troop and will stay with us until old enough to be released back into the wild as a troop.

Mali’s favourite food is mashed banana and nectarines!

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We rely solely on donations from the public.