A friend from Princeton sent me the link to this video of Kevin Richardson, zoologist and animal behaviourist, who raises and trains some of the most dangerous animals known to man. He does this not by breaking their spirit with sticks and chains, instead he uses love, understanding and trust, recognising that each animal has an individual character. He sleeps with lions, cuddles newborn hyenas, swims with lionesses. All crazy stuff, and it makes me want to give up my day job and run off to be a volunteer in this unknown animal world …

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The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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