Whilst on safari, I lost weight fairly quickly and it wasn't just to do with the heat. After enjoying a sundowner watching impala gambol happily in the bush, we would return to camp to find them on the dinner menu, which was just too hard to swallow. The only time I have ever been offered a gin and tonic for breakfast at 5.00a.m. was on safari and it was the only time I have ever refused one, sensibly realising I was getting enough quinine in my anti-malarial tablets.

Cincinnati Zoo – The Moral Debate

I see from their website that Cincinatti Zoo are in the process of raising money to build a bigger and better gorilla facility. So was this enclosure flawed in some way? It does raise a big question about how the child gained access to the enclosure, unsupervised or not. That said, all children when being taken to such a facility should be under strict supervision by their parents. Zoos are not adventure playgrounds.

I have always been fascinated by the creatures that live in the deepest parts of our oceans. I swam into a small jellyfish in Spain when I was about 8 and got stung, which put me off going in the sea again for the rest of the holiday. But I was very interested to hear... Continue Reading →

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