Students swap life on the farm for the wildlife of South Africa

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Animal management students have swapped caring for sheep and cows for the wildlife of South Africa.

The Barnsley College youngsters, based at Wigfield Farm in Worsbrough, were given an insight into wildlife rehabilitation, endangered species welfare and eco-tourism.

They visited Pretoria Zoo in Johannesburg before travelling to Mozambique where they observed and studied wildlife.

First year student Emily Jarvis said: “It was the experience of a lifetime. I came home with so much more knowledge about our planet, and the respect I have for wildlife and those who conserve it has become much stronger.

“It’s opened my eyes and inspired me to join in the fight, I can’t wait to get back out there.”