Dr Hamish Currie
Director

HAMISH JAMES CURRIE BV.Sc.
1984-86 State Veterinarian, Kwa Zulu Natal
1986-Alphen Veterinary Hospital, Cape Town
1999-present Director of Back to Africa

One of the pioneers of zoo reintroductions in Africa, Hamish Currie has driven the Back to Africa project from his office in Constantia, Cape Town. He travels extensively worldwide and has forged many relationships with zoological institutions and conservationists on the African continent. He delivered papers at the CBSG and WAZA conferences in 2004 in Taipei.

Over and above his expertise as a small animal veterinarian he is also an expert in wild animal diseases and has had a large amount of experience in the immobilization and transport of a variety of African species.

He is very involved in the rehabilitation of wild animals and birds. In 1994 he completed a game capture course with South African National Parks. He is the owner and manager of a small animal practice in Cape Town from where he drives the Back to Africa project.

 

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