Our students got to go on a helicopter capture this week. Helicopters play an important role in the game farming industry. Instead of capturing or darting by foot or vehicle, a helicopter and a net provides a more efficient and less time consuming approach to these tasks.
One of the many pleasures we get to experience in South Africa on our program is a wide range of species to help. We not only do community dogs and cats and the safari wildlife, we also get hands on experience with livestock animals.
The other day some of our students went out on the quest of a buffalo capture. These amazing creatures can weigh around 900kg which is nearly 2,000lbs! Luckily we had a heavy duty stretcher and many happy volunteers to help!
We are excited to announce our new name: Safari4u Global Vet Experience (GVE)! Our new name reflects our long-standing mission to offer veterinary care to the animals in our community while providing real-world vet experience to volunteers from across the globe.