Worksop: Teen to head to South Africa to work with baboons

An 18-year-old college student is heading to South Africa this summer to work with baboons.

Tuesday, 20th May 2014, 10:00 pm

Georgia Barrowcliffe, of Valley Road, Worksop, who is studying for a Level 3 BTEC animal management course at Rother Valley college, is volunteering at C.A.R.E (Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education) on 1st July.

It is a wildlife rehabilitation facility dedicated to the care, welfare, rehabilitation and protection of injured and orphaned indigenous wild animals.

The centre specialises in the care of chacma baboons, actively pursuing their rescue, rehabilitation and release.

Georgia, who is also also a volunteer at Wetlands Animal Park in Retford. said: My role at C.A.R.E. will be to assist with the orphaned baboons.

“I will also be responsible for enrichment and various other sanctuary animals.

“I will have the opportunity to become confident to train short term volunteers and ensure they get the best out of their experience.”

“I am very excited to volunteer at C.A.R.E. and I feel very privileged to have gotten this opportunity.”

“I am holding a fundraising car boot sale on the 1st June at Shireoaks Sports & Social Club at 10:30am.”

“Everyone is welcome and I hope they can help me raise the funds to get to South Africa.”

“I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone for supporting me.”