mandag 28. juli 2014


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If you have any questions regarding volunteering you should check out "Volunteers in Africa Beware" or "Help the wildlife volunteers" on Facebook, or

mandag 12. mai 2014

Dear volunteers

If you are planning on going to Africa as a volunteer, there are some things you should think about.
Unfortunately, many of the places that has volunteer-programs also breed and sell lions. 

Ask yourself; if a park has 10+ cubs every year - where do they all go when they grow up?

Many of these lions ends up in zoo`s, other breeding farms, or even places that offers hunting. There are also places that sells lion bones to Asia. 
Even if the hunting of lions and selling bones is legal in Africa - does it make it ok? Would you support a place like this?

Just imagine that the lion you spent so much time with and love so much ends up as medicine in Asia.... 

Between 2007-2012;
- 86 live lions were exported from South Africa that went to circuses.
- 292 live lions were exported from South Africa that went to zoos.
- 3271 lion-hunting trophies were exported from South Africa.

Take a minute for that enormous figure to sink in. 3271. In 6 years. 3271 CAPTIVE-BRED LIONS were SHOT in South Africa and their bodies were exported as hunting trophies.

How many captive-bred lions were released back into the wild? 

If you`re thinking about volunteering at a place that claims to release the lions, maybe you should do some more research!

Please have a look at these videos before you choose where to volunteer!

The con in conservation - part 1

Bred to be shot.

There are some questions you should ask, and your project should be able to answer;

- are they breeding lions?
- are the cubs taken from their moms? If so, why?
- what happens when the lions are to big to handle?
- are they doing anything for conservation?
- what is the goal of the project?

Don`t believe everything you hear - I did, and it ended up not being the truth. Everyday I`m scared that the lions I love so much will end up being shot!

For more informaton visit

fredag 9. august 2013

Marakele National Park

We had the best day at Marakele National Park. Our game ranger was awesome, and knew all the right places to go. We heard from some people that we shouldn`t go there, because we wouldn`t see any animals, but luckily because of Sidney, our game ranger, we saw more than we could have dreamt of!

First we saw some rhinos far away, and were super-excited, but then Sidney told us to go out of the Landrover and towards the rhinos (WTF?). I`d recently read a story in the newspaper about a couple doing the same thing in another park, getting badly injured, so I was so nervous as we walked closer and closer to the rhinos. The wild rhinos. They were so calm as we walked just a few meters away from them and we sat down and watched them for a while. I fell in love with the rhinos that day. One of the best experiences of my life - something poachers can never take away!

Later we found some lions - with a kill! It was so cool to see wild lions with their giraffe, and we stood there for hours watching them, and they got used to the vehicle and started eating, mating and doing what lions do. 

On the way back we also met an elephant. 

We got to see everything we wanted to see that day, and more!

torsdag 4. april 2013


Wow... I really don`t know what to say! Almost 2 million views on YouTube and lots of emails everyday.  Unfortunately I`m not able to answer all the emails, but I`m hoping you`ll find places to volunteer, and follow your dreams.
Be the change you want to see in this world. 

"Who will now care for the animals, for they cannot look after themselves? Are there young men and women who are willing to take on this charge? Who will raise their 
voices, when mine is carried away on the wind, to plead their case?"

- George Adamson

"Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?"

- Joy Adamson

tirsdag 2. april 2013

Home for easter

I went back home for easter and had such a good time at the cabin. Beautiful weather everyday! We also went to Langedrag, where they have lots of animals including wolves, moose etc. I got to go in with the 4 wild wolves which was an awesome experience! They were really curious and came up close! They are so beautiful!!