Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage located a few kilometers from Bulawayo is an animal rehabilitation centre for animals or birds which have been orphaned, maybe abandoned, injured, born in captivity or pets that have been brought up unsuccessfully. This animal sanctuary was established by Viv and Paddy Wilson in 1973. The wildlife orphanage is not a zoo but a shelter or a home to the animals.
The word Chipangali comes from the Chinyanja language in eastern Zambia. The word itself means “open friendly country” The Wildlife Orphanage is located a few kilometres from the city and has become a Bulawayo Attraction.
Chipangali welcomes volunteers from all over the world and there is a lot to be done to care for the multitude of animals and birds. As a prerequisite, all Chipangali volunteers must be familiar with spoken English and love animals.