Nestled in the heart of the Western Cape countryside, far from the traffic and the noise of the city is a place you have to see to believe. Set down a dust track road in the quaint town of Franschhoek is Farm Sanctuary. This idyllic retreat was established in 2016 by Joanne Lefson on World Farm...Read More
Nearly everyone is partial to a cute, fluffy animal, whether your home is populated by a menagerie of pets or you just enjoy watching cat videos on YouTube. Choosing a career in animal care, whether zookeeper or vet, is a massive and daunting prospect that few of us undertake. After all, seeing any animal at...Read More
I’m on my second week in Colombia, and the bright, bustling and hot city of Medellín. I wasn’t sure what to make of this country at first, it’s so alien and confusing in its architecture, design and casual atmosphere. But now I’ve got to know it better, I think that I’m adjusting to this new...Read More
For me, the anticipation of travelling is more stressful than the travelling itself. Once I’m through security and dragging my lightweight bag through the airport I’ll be in the zone, the travelling zone, and as long as nothing goes wrong I’ll be fine. Hopefully I won’t have to think on my feet at all, because...Read More
On Saturday a rare and beautiful creature was shot dead after an a four-year-old boy ‘slipped’ into the gorilla’s caged enclosure during a visit to Cincinnati Zoo with his family. The incident, which has triggered outcry the world over, has left us all with one harrowing and regretful question: did Harambe, the 17-year-old 450 pound...Read More
When word of The Jungle Book remake came to light fans of the beloved Disney classic were more than apprehensive. But as time went on and as the cast, and studio producers were announced an excitement around the project grew to unimaginable heights. A teaser trailer featuring Mowgli and Kaa set the stage – a...Read More
I’ve overcome my laziness to make more travel plans for this year. In August, I’ll be jetting off to Colombia to work with sloths in a rescue centre. By which I mean I’ll be looking after the sloths, not working alongside them. I have to pay the deposit by next week, then there’s no going...Read More
My very first solo holiday adventure was a month long stay at an elephant refuge centre in Thailand. Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand saves all types of animals, from gibbons to bears, but I only worked with the resident elephants. They were a bunch of lovely, retired old ladies and one young male who’d been rescued...Read More
Inexplicably, when I was in my first year of college I decided to get my own cat. The family already had two: an old age pensioner and a psychopath, but in a fit of prejudice I wanted a cat that was any colour other than black. All the cats of my childhood, save for one...Read More
Zoos aren’t usually my thing, but the allure of the new Giant Panda Conservation Centre that is housed at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Negara Zoo, meant I just couldn’t leave the city without seeing the pandas for myself. Launched in 2014 the state of the art conservation centre which is now home to two giant pandas,...Read More
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