One topic that I’ve never shied away from on this blog is that of wild animals in captivity. This week, I attempt to untangle the challenges and moral obligation of each of the places that have come to house lions; game reserves, zoos, sanctuaries, lion farms and ‘the wild’,
Category: Act 3
Shamwari Diaries: Act 3 Scene 5 – The winds of change
In this week’s Shamwari series I encounter storms and forest fires, and ignorantly make my second big animal welfare mistake of the trip.
Shamwari Diaries: Act 3 Scene 4 – New life
In this week’s Shamwari series the escaped leopard makes its presence known, and we begin a major re-planting operation to repair damage to the reserve’s terrain.
Shamwari Diaries: Act 3 Scene 3 – Darkness
In this week’s Shamwari series we get the devastating news of an unexpected death, and learn the serious business of studying poo!
Shamwari Diaries: Act 3 Scene 2 – African nights
In this week’s Shamwari series I get my first taste of camping in the bush and get to see the rainforest from the dizzying heights of the canopy!
Shamwari Diaries: Act 3 Scene 1 – On the move
In this week’s Shamwari series post we’re back on the reserve learning how to manage ‘cut lines’ and discovering what it takes to move a herd of kudu and eland by lorry!