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.

Finley and Finch

US $50 per year

When efforts to reintroduce them to their family failed, these Banded Mongoose brothers came to us in 2015 from the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust.

Upon discovering that they came from a region where there has been an outbreak of Mongoose TB it was decided that a release would not be possible.

Finley & Finch love to swim and find pebbles spending hours trying to break them thinking they are eggs!

Yoda and Marley

US $50 a year

Yoda and Marley are greater galago or thick tailed bush babies. They are two of the Sanctuaries permanent residents.

It became clear once we received them into our care that they were not suitable for release. They were too habituated.

These boys spend their days in our specially designed Bush baby enclosure and they love a meal worm treat and a little belly tickle.


US $50 per year

Found on a private game reserve, during a severe drought Zimbabwe was experiencing. We believe that she simply got too weak to keep up and got left behind by her family. 

Found severely dehydrated & weak we managed to nurture her back to health. She will remain at the sanctuary until she is old enough to be released.


US $50 a year

Gizmo arrived shortly before lockdown, he arrived with deformed back legs, tail and a curved spine, which were confirmed by our vets to be a result of congenital scoliosis and he may have previously broken both is back legs likely falling out of a tree early on in life.

Despite these challenges he is not in any pain and has adapted so well to his strange little body where he uses his front arms to climb and run, yes run around! His adaptation to his disabilities is phenomenal. He will live out the rest of his days as a permanent resident at the sanctuary and we have adapted the Greater Galago enclosure to suit his needs so he will soon join Yoda and Marley.

Proud Sponsors of Free to be Wild Sanctuary

We rely solely on donations from the public.