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Award Winning Sanctuaries

The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
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Play, Pet And Pay Is Not An Acceptable Practice

Here’s an overview about why petting of wildlife – even/especially young animals – is a dangerous and unethical practice.

I wrote this some time back in addressing concerns about the majority of animal parks who thrive on this tourist activity under the thin excuse of conservation education. I offer this view in an effort to ensure the long-term survival of the few ethical places where good practices and conservation messages can continue to raise public awareness about the challenges facing wildlife worldwide. In my opinion, many establishments could learn a lot from the integrity that operations like Monkeyland and Birds of Eden bring to ecotourism.

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Chimp Injured Ranger

Johannesburg - A ranger at a chimpanzee sanctuary near Mbombela was seriously injured when he was attacked by two of the animals while leading a tour group on Thursday afternoon, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said it appeared the ranger led the tour past an enclosure and he stood near the fence.

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Team Leader Reptiles, Amphibians And Invertebrates

Marwell Wildlife is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources. Our 140 acre zoological park in the heart of Hampshire is home to over 170 exotic and charismatic species in beautiful landscaped surroundings.

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Aquarist At Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth is looking to recruit an Aquarist.

The aquarium is part of Deep Sea Leisure plc which has 6 other aquarium visitor attractions in the group. Our displays include animals from the British coastline to tropical reefs. At the heart of the aquarium is a tropical tunnel tank; as well as a diverse collection of invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians.

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African Experience Safari Ranger

African Experience Safari Ranger


Port Lympne Wild Animal Park on the Kent Coast is home to Livingstone Lodge, an award winning and exciting African Safari Experience and Livingstone Cottage, our brand new, unique and ultra-luxurious short break safari experience.This fantastic variety of short break packages offers our guests an amazing break - a chance to sample a taste of Africa in Kent! Giraffe, black rhino, elephant, cheetah, zebra and many more wild animals provide the backdrop to our unique accommodation options. Guests are able to listen to the sounds of the Serengeti and enjoy a magical night under the stars, just a short distance from the stunning coastline of Kent.

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