WILD IS LIFE & ZEN (Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery)
Wild Is Life is home to animal orphans, including elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, ku-dus, pangolins, duikers, nyalas, and other primates, birds, and reptiles. All animals are either rescues or have been born on the property. Where possible, the trust release suit-able animals back into the wild.
The Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery was established in 2014 for the purposes of the gradu-al re-wilding of orphaned elephants. An 85,000-acre reserve in western Zimbabwe, the land is leased from the Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe and protected by Wild Is Life and International Fund for Animal Welfare.
In 2020, there were 25 elephants there, up to 11 years old. Five have successfully been re-wilded and integrated into breeding herds. The elephants here learn the ways of their wild counterparts and slowly integrate back to where they belong.
Not only is the re-wilding facility important for the elephants, it is also an important forest ecosystem which Wild Is Life has undertaken to protect, rehabilitate, and conserve.