About the film

At just 22, Baye Pigors rescued her first primate, an orphaned baboon named Umfazi. And at 23 she started Free To Be Wild, Zimbabwe’s first and only primate sanctuary dedicated to rehabilitation and release. Today Pigors is one of the country’s leading wildlife rehabilitators and is making her mark as a young woman in conservation. This film is her Free To Be Wild story.


If you would like to learn more about Free To Be Wild sanctuary in Zimbabwe visit FreeToBeWildSanctuary.org.


**This short film is the first in Project:Conservation’s new digital Wild Heroes series. For the first season we will be highlighting women working on the frontline of conservation.

Filmed by: Marlina Moreno & Zander Beetge


Edited by: Marlina Moreno 


Produced by: Project:Conservation