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Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Diploma

10 weeks
Intermediate
33 lessons
5 quizzes
1275 students

If you’re an animal lover and enjoy being outdoors, our Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Course will help you get closer to nature while helping our furry, scaled, and feathered friends. Wildlife rehabilitation involves working with wild animals to ensure they are healthy, safe, and not at risk from environmental factors.

You may have stumbled upon an injured or orphaned animal in your backyard or on a nature hike, or you may live in an area that frequently sees forest fires, oil spills, storms, or deforestation. In all these cases, knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation or wild animal rescue can be crucial to saving an animal’s life. You don’t need any prior veterinary knowledge, as this course will start with the basics and cover a lot of groundwork. You’ll learn about responsible wildlife interaction, animal anatomy, and physiology, how to treat injuries in birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, how to assist in environmental disasters, and how to safely handle, transport and release wildlife.

Whether you just love animals and want to be more involved, or you are looking to volunteer or work in a park, nature reserve or zoo, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and training to prepare you for wildlife rehabilitation.

Requirements

Zuri Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Who is this course for?

  • Candidates with an interest in working with animals, specifically wild, undomesticated animals
  • Anyone interested in a career in wildlife rehabilitation, parks and recreation, zoology, veterinary medicine or animal care
  • Those interested in learning more about wild animals, volunteering at wildlife rehabilitation centers, or assisting and fostering animals
  • Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion

Diploma

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 80% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from Zuri Academy.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

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