Despite having little experience with African Wild Dogs, and zero of them in the wild, they have come to be one of my favourite species you might find in Africa. They are resourceful, resilient and often very misunderstood. They are also stunningly beautiful.
Doesn't this just seem the perfect way to spend your summer?
"Working as a volunteer you will have the rare opportunity of hand rearing lion cubs of different ages. Hand rearing means being responsible for the cubs’ well being. Giving the cubs comfort, feeding them with milk formula from a bottle. Replacing their mother in all ways. Doing the mothers’ job of assisting them to urinate and defecate. (For at least the first three weeks as they cannot do this for themselves). Cuddling and just sitting with them you will enjoy your days in the company of the most sociable of all cats. They love to fall asleep on your lap! Your days on Cub’s duty will include making the various feed mixtures and preparing meat for the various age groups and having interaction with the paying public coming to see the cubs."
Since the dawn of time animals have migrated. Be it to escape an unforgiving landscape, to search for new food and water resources, or for the purpose of breeding, it has been an essential part of their survival. But, as we do so often, humans have interfered and many of the natural migration routes have been cut off with fences, roads and building construction. One of the latest disasters humans have bestowed on our natural world is the plans to build a major highway through the Serengeti National Park and straight through one of the last migratory strongholds left in Africa, so called 'The Great Migration'.