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.
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.
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.
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.