Baby elephant at ENP
Located close to Chiang Mai, North Thailand, Elephant Nature Park is an elephant sanctuary for abused and tortured elephants. Founded by Lek Chailert in the 1990’s, they have given dozens of elephants a new home where they can spend their lives in peace without having to perform tricks, work...
Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
In September 2013, I went on my first big solo adventure to Asia. My first stop would be the Elephant Nature Park north of Chiang Mai. I have a soft spot for elephants, so when looking for volunteering options in Thailand, I was mainly looking for volunteering positions with elephants....
Cheetah Mia, Cango Wildlife Ranch
During my short visit to Oudtshoorn, I visited the Cango Wildlife Ranch, an organisation which works towards the conservation of cheetahs and other endangered species, and has been breeding endangered species for over 28 years. I love cheetahs, they are without a doubt my favourite cat, and because I had...
Elephant portrait at Addo
One of the things I get all giddy about is elephants. Ever since receiving my cute pink elephant cuddly toy when I was 2, I haven’t been able to get them out of my head. Last year I was able to volunteer with the Asian elephants at the Elephant Nature...
Boulders Beach Penguin
I had been looking forward meeting the African Penguins for a long time, and I was not disappointed. Visiting Boulders Beach has been one of the best parts of my trip in South Africa so far. (A game drive is still on the program, which I think will be on a par with my...
Sinbad eating at the Born Free center
During my stay at the Shamwari game reserve, I was very lucky to be able to go on a behind the scenes tour at the Born Free Foundation Animal Rescue center. I find animal rescue and conservation a very noble cause and Born Free stands at the forefront of animal...