We had an extremely long hot day today and I am really tired tonight. We have an early start so I won’t write a great deal today but I will share some basic photos I took. Haven’t had time to touch any of them up in Lightroom or Photoshop but you’ll get the point.
We visited N/a’an ku sê Activity Centre today. It is a wildlife sanctuary for injured and orphaned animals that can no longer live in the wild. There are strict rules around visiting these animals. You must be on a tour. You can’t take selfies with them. You must follow the directions of the guide and they remove you from the tour. The compounds the animals are in are huge. You can’t see but only a tiny part. They are fed according to how they would eat in the wild. They only give them treats when the tour does the rounds. They are treated as wild animals with all the respect that involves. We felt privileged to spend time with such magnificent animals that have had a rough time in life. They are now happy and comfortable. I hope you enjoy the photos.
You can see here how massive this wildlife sanctuary is.This is the vehicle we rode in.
These wild dogs were beautiful. Their coats were very colourful.
These wild cats are solitary animals. There were only two in the compound. This one got upset when the second one sauntered up to see what treats were on offer.
This beautiful cheetah only had three legs. Caught in a trap years ago, she was rescued and brought to the sanctuary. She is very old now.
The baboons were very funny. They loved their treats and spending time with us. They looked us over pretty good.
There were three babies playing king of the mountain on this stump, knocking each other off, playing like kittens do. Jumping into the air, running then climbing back on the stump.
There were two leopards in this compound and both came up to see us. The guide threw it a piece of chicken and this guy caught it with his paws.
We weren’t allowed to get out of the truck with the lions as they have been relocated here recently and are very wild and dangerous. They were relocated when the farmer decided that should happen rather than shooting them after they attacked domestic stock (cattle). Very dangerous the farmer thought a sanctuary was a better place for them and allows them to live their lives out in this very large area safely. They have a couple of miles of area to room in the compounds. We stayed in the truck as they get upset if people are on the ground walking near them.
This was her partner. A beautiful guy. He was so laid back. Wasn’t even interested in eating much of the chicken treats.
The Penguin enjoying a bit of lunch.