Friday, 12 April 2013

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary and DeWildt Cheetah Sanctuary

There is very very good reason why I haven't put up a post for a while yet, cant think of it right now but here is a tidbit to get back on the keyboard again....

Vast long dull boring times, on the sailing ships of yore this period would more than likely have been called the doldrums - lying becalmed on an expanse of sea, well that's what it feels like for me.... work .... eat ..... sleep.... watch TV - don't forget the TV very important the TV it is my feed into the world of useless information, reason being I am a Discovery/National Geographic/History channel/BBC lifestyle fanatic.

But in this vast expanse of nothingness between frenetic bursts of travel and work we do do the odd interesting activity like going to our local animal parks or sanctuaries.

Jewelry lets not even talk about that I have drifted down a little uncharted backwater called pathetic useless pathetic laziness; yes I hang my head in shame but its the work that gets in the way know always the work..... 

But onto to the animals..... we made visits to a couple of very worthy animal establishments in the last couple of weeks; one is Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary where monkeys that were ex-pets could be homed  in freedom in their natural environment, and we get to walk through their environment and in the case of one monkey - interact with him.

Dont look down... Dont look down.... Dont look down....

Monkey riding on Pam's Back

And then there was a visit to the De Wildt Cheetah Centre which was initially developed  as a Cheetah breeding project and then for wild dogs as well as other rare or endangered species.

Wild Dog

"Always getting under foot......"


"I'll have the steak rare very rare.... oh we are getting Eukanuba again"


Note the King Cheetah on the right

All in all it makes for a great day out and our money goes to a worthy cause.

Then it was off to the Hartebeespoort cable car to go to the top for a walk around and a bite of lunch

View of Hartebeespoort dam from the upper Cable Car station

Upper Cable Car station

Looking up the mountain

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