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

Found as just an egg at the Free to be Wild release site, Peck was hatched in an incubator.

He is being raised at the Sanctuary until he is old enough to be re-introduced back onto the release site.


US $50 per year

The life and party of Free to be Wild Sanctuary!

Marlin spends his days roaming the Sanctuary dancing, chatting or barking! His huge voice constantly keeps us entertained.

Life would be very dull without him around!


US $50 a year

Mosi, OA and Tunya are our three resident Spotted Eagle Owls.

All three are road accident victims with irreparable wing injuries which means that these beautiful birds will sadly never have a chance at freedom.  They will live out their days at the Sanctuary enjoying lots of delicious owl treats on tap!


US $50 per year

Owen is a juv Barn owl that was found ejected from his nest and dropped off at FTBW by caring members of the public.

He has been named after the most passionate birder we know and he certainly has a similar tendency to be quite stubborn like his name sake!

He will be looked after until he is fully fledged and when able to hunt and feed himself will be released back into the wild.

Proud Sponsors of Free to be Wild Sanctuary

We rely solely on donations from the public.