Capture, Care & Management of Wildlife

Company Information

Company/Provider: WildlifeCampus

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Telephone: +27 11 656 1601

26 Ratcliffe Drive, Morningside Manor,
South Africa

R 1525.00

Course Description

The course's modules:

Ethics Considerations of Wildlife Management: This Introductory Module consists of a single Component which encompasses: a Foreword to the course, various Acknowledgements, How to Use this Course, Definition of Terms, the Authors Introduction, Reasons for the Management of Wildlife, 8 Appendices, the References used and The Course Synopsis.

Planning a Game Capture Operation: There are a myriad of aspects that need to be be into account prior to embarking on any Game Capture operation. This Module containing a single comprehensive Component details the general aspects demanding consideration.

Chemical Capture of Wildlife:
Two major topics are considered in this Module: Drugs for the Capture of Wildlife and Drug Accidents and the Response to them. These are fairly technical Components and detail with the wide variety of drugs used for game capture and their effects.

Drug Delivery for Game Capture: The axiom that "Necessity is the mother of Invention: is no truer than in the game capture arena. We discuss all the convential and many of the unconventional methods employed to administer capture drugs.

Non-Mass Capture Techniques: Many species must be captured on an individual basis. This Module looks closely at the various ways in which this is acheived.

Mass Capture Techniques: Most game are caught in mass capture operations. 5 Components examine:
Capture Nets, the Plastic Boma Method, Drop Boma Method and the Animal / Boma Dynamic.

Capture and Management of Large Herbivores: The six species of large herbivore that are routinely captured include the Elephant, Rhinoceros species, Giraffe, Buffalo and Hippopotamus. Four comprehensive Components cover the details.

Capture of Plains Game: We divide the Capture of Plains Game into Large, Medium and Small antelope, the zebra, warthog and ostrich. 28 individual species are individually examined.

Capturing Carnivores: Lion, Leopard, Hyaena, Cheetah and Wild Dog are the principle carnivorous species captured along with crocodile, Each species merits it's own specific account.

Game Translocation: The transportation of game is a highly specialised sub-field of game capture.
Transportation Crates followed by Specialised Vehicles and Equipment are the two Component for this Module.

Helicopters in Game Capture: Most game caprture operation today involve the use of helicopters. In this Module we take an in-depth look at the Use of Helicopters as a Capture Tool.

Loading, Transport and Unloading of Game: The proper handling of Game during a capture operation is critical in avoiding latent capture myopathy. It's during the loading, traslocation and unloading of game where game handling is most prevalent

Game in Temporary Captivity: Four Components are required for this subject, namely: Bomas for Capture and Release, Specialised Temporary Facilities , Considerations for Game Auctions and Boma Management.

Culling : The culling of Elephant,Hippopotamus and Crocodile are considered here.


Registration anytime.
Entrance Requirements: None whatsoever. We have an open admission policy with no barriers to entry of any kind; anyone may register and begin any course at any time irrespective of your age, prior qualifications, disability or schooling. With no deadlines, you may take as much time as you need. Even after completing a course, you'll always retain access to the course material, including all updates and upgrades at no additional cost. Due to the fact that all content delivery and assessment is automated, students get to dictate their own course pace completely, thus you may fast-track courses or take your time.


1-3 months


Online Courses are delivered entirely online; the course material and all assessments are accessed over the internet. Course content may also be downloaded, but all courses tests must be completed online.

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