These last couple of days I’ve had time to think, and I really don’t want to go back into education. But I want to be involved directly with animals sooner.
I thought about it before, but after talking to Lawrie, i really want to go out to Africa for a couple of months. Do real, practical…
100 Happy Days!
Day 36: I spent a good portion of the day helping Lawrie monitor the leopards. When such an endangered species breed you have to watch them do literally everything. It was a busy day at the zoo, so we spent a lot of time explaining to people what they are doing, and it’s amazing how many people ‘eww’ and shy away from it. A lot of people don’t understand my fascination, this is an amazing sight, one I probably won’t see again, and if they’re successful, it’s a big step in the right direction. There’s only 26 of these guys left in the wild, so their conservation is so important.
Obviously we can’t just release these guys into the wild, they’d walk right up to a poacher. But give it three, four generations- and we would have kept them out of human contact to the extent where it is possible to let them back into a safe area. And that’s bloody exciting!