The slow extinction of the ‘Gentle Giants’ we know as Giraffes

Imagine the scene in a few decades time. A child is watching the popular animated film ‘Madagascar,’ which is now a classic, and laughing at Melman the Giraffe’s antics and then asks to see a…

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The impact of Social Media on Endangered Species

I am always trying to find ways to reignite the conversation about and a chance to raise awareness on the sad plight of some of the world’s magnificent animals that we are so lucky to…

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Being mindful about animal exploitation and animal welfare when travelling

Something that I feel really strongly about is the use of animals for entertainment, performances or excursions as a form of tourist attraction. We must be kinder in the way that we treat and respect…

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Haller Park – a beautiful ecological sanctuary in Mombasa

When I was growing up in Mombasa, Haller Park, a gorgeous sanctuary in Bamburi,  was known as Bamburi Quarry Nature Trail. It is now named after the founder, Dr. René Haller, who has done the…

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Feeding and Kissing Giraffes at The Giraffe Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Being born and brought up in Kenya you tend to take some things for granted and don’t realise how unique they are. Seeing Giraffes, and other animals up close, and especially getting to feed Giraffes…

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