As part of my quest to see sanctuaries in Florida and around the world I managed to visit the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Now I must be upfront with you, I watched the news back in 2008 while in South Africa and they had a whole segment on this place and what they do for the primates no longer being able to … Continue reading A Day out at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary
I will state upfront that yes, I have heard the rumors, and yes I have read up on the history of this particular bird sanctuary. I’m not going to gloss nor go into detail over the gory details but rather send you off to google and you can read for yourself. There is a lot of controversy regarding the previous owner and what he did … Continue reading A visit to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
I was recently invited to visit the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa Florida for a tour of their facility. I’d heard a lot about them and jumped at the opportunity to experience it for myself. Susan, the head of Public Relations, was kind enough to show me around and give me a more in-depth view of the Sanctuary, what they do and the stories behind … Continue reading A day out at the Big Cat Rescue
I love spots that are hidden and off the beaten track. Many tourists don’t know about this hidden gem and often skip it for other more famous sights. This for me makes it more appealing, less crowded and even more a “I need it on my list” kind of place. #simonstown #bouldersbeach #africanpenguins Continue reading SA: Jackass Penguins are all that!
When I travel I find I like to do the unordinary, of course I’ll find myself doing the normal touristy sites but more often than not I like to wonder off and see the real “place”, meet real people who aren’t tourist obsessed and get engrossed in where ever I am visiting’s culture. Animal Sancutaries are one of those places I actually seek out in … Continue reading Why I visit Sanctuaries while traveling