A pea in an elephant herd pod

Nature is full of unpredictable surprises. And there are few things more heart-warming to watch than the unlikely friendships and bonds of two completely different species in the wild. In 2014, two ostrich chicks were bestowed upon the world-renowned wildlife organisation The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. These two sibling chicks, a female named Pea and…

๏ปฟNoble responsibility

"When the (Kruger) Park was proclaimed by President Paul Kruger, attitudes toward wild animals were still based on a literal interpretation of the biblical injunction that God has given Man dominion over the birds of the air and the fishes of the sea. By the time the pioneers bowed out the world was coming to…

What wildlife are worth

Earlier this week I sat with my family to watch Davina McCall's new wildlife documentary 'Life at the Extreme'. Whilst the premiere received mixed reviews about Davina's capability of presenting a wildlife documentary, I thought it was good to see an 'ordinary' person immersing themselves in the wilds of Africa. Near the end of the…

#jointheherd

My name is Jess. And I #jointheherd According to the calendar, this Chinese New Year is the year of the monkey, but we want to make 2016 the first ever #yearoftheelephant. As the human race are responsible for the decline of elephants, from 1.3 million just 40 years ago in Africa to only 400,000 left…

Jessy’s 10K run for Kenya’s elephants

The more time that I spend with Africa's elephants, the more I fall in love with them and the more that my admiration grows as I discover new things that make these creatures such beautiful souls that I feel connected with. And so I will be running 10km to raise money for the protection of…