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Animal Sanctuary Travel Insurance

This Animal Sanctuary Travel Insurance policy covers volunteering in a facility where animals are kept for their own protection. The Sanctuaries that focus on dangerous or wild animals aim to offer a safe and comfortable haven for wild animals that have been abused, have been injured, have been orphaned, or have been captured and sold. Generally, the animals spend the…

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This Animal Sanctuary Travel Insurance policy covers volunteering in a facility where animals are kept for their own protection. The Sanctuaries that focus on dangerous or wild animals aim to offer a safe and comfortable haven for wild animals that have been abused, have been injured, have been orphaned, or have been captured and sold. Generally, the animals spend the rest of their lives in a Sanctuary. Unlike Zoos, Sanctuaries do not sell, buy or trade wild animals, but rather acquire them from donations. Their main purpose is taking care of animals with a difficult past.

This policy is designed for working in an Animal Sanctuary, but not having direct contact with the wild animals. If you are feeding or grooming the animals and you are having direct contact with them, you will need to get a quote through our website ADVENTURES.

Please select Animal Sanctuary / Refuge Work - Wild Animals.

If you prefer to get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Please quote our account reference: JAD1002.

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We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

Sanctuary with Wild Animals

An Animal Sanctuary is not open to the public like a Zoo. This means that visitors are not allowed to enter any part of the Sanctuary without supervision. After all, the purpose of a Sanctuary is to provide a comfortable and stress free life for the animals with a difficult past.

Caring for animals is the first and foremost purpose of an Animal Sanctuary. The second is educating the public. Animals are kept in an environment that is as stress free and natural as possible, but people are still allowed to see them. Seeing animals in their natural habitats, instead of cages, might change the way that the General Public looks at them. A better understanding of and a closer insight into the life of animals will result in a deeper care for their well being.

Voluntary Work in an Animal Sanctuary

Volunteering in an Animal Sanctuary is a rewarding experience with many Sanctuaries relying on the help of Volunteers in all aspects of running the Sanctuary. There is a vast array of options, if you want to work in an Animal Sanctuary. Volunteers are appreciated everywhere and you can travel the world and work in an Animal Sanctuary on every Continent.

Volunteer responsibilities are many; they might include helping with food preparation, feeding the animals and maintaining enclosures.

Popular Locations for Animal Sanctuaries

There are Animal Sanctuaries all over the world, not just in Africa. Particularly when traveling around Australia and the USA, you will come across several. South East Asia also has its share of them home to animals such as Elephants and Tigers. The following are considered to be some of the best and most popular Animal Sanctuaries in the world: 

  • Chengdu Bear Rescue Centre China
  • Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Borneo
  • Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary, Canada
  • The Vervet Monkey Foundation, South Africa

Vaccinations

If you plan to work in an Animal Sanctuary, it is important that you have the appropriate inoculations. Check with your Doctor or Vaccination Centre to establish what vaccinations are required for the country you are travelling to. As your duties will entail working with animals, it is important that you have an up to date Tetanus shot as well as the Rabies vaccination.

Common Injuries

No matter how comfortable an animal may seem around humans, it lives on instincts and, therefore, can be unpredictable. There are hundreds of different species of animals that are living in Sanctuaries all over the world, from Kangaroos, Crocodiles, Tigers, Lions and Elephants and many more.

If you are working with predatory animals, no matter what size or species, you should always be careful. Even Herbivores can be unpredictable and dangerous - they can bite, but kicking and lashing out are possible as well.

Important Information

To ensure your Travel Insurance remains valid, you must ensure that you are adequately supervised and you are not working in an Animal Sanctuary for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

We cannot provide cover if you are using any type of firearm and you must be supervised at all times.

Please read the Policy Wording for full details.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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