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Money Makes The Zoo Go Round!

I went to a Coenie de Villiers show once and somewhere along the evening, he shared with us how he frequently gets asked by young musicians  for advice on how to build a successful career in the music industry. Coenie’s answer: “Go study business, because your passion and talent can only take you so far.” I have never forgotten that and now that I am working at a Zoo (which is actually a  sanctuary for unwanted pets) the question of heart...

If only you’d get to know me…

Somehow spiders are in the spot light lately and the news is unanimous…spiders are the new COOL!! They are beautiful, they are essential and they are fascinating! You just need to get to know them. I’ve put together this short blog just as an introduction to the introduction to the endless variety in spider-world. The hope is, that next time you come face to face with little 8-eyes, you might stop to wonder what clever secrets they hold and let him...

Ophidiologist, or Ophidiophobiac? You might want to take note if you are one of these!

What do Ireland,  New Zealand, Iceland and the Vatican City, have in common? ….You will not find a single snake on any one of them! So if you suffer from Ophidiophobia (Abnormal fear of snakes) then maybe you could treat yourself to a holiday to one of these destinations. On the other hand, if you are an Ophidiologist, then you would not want to do your research here. There are also many territories, or parts of countries without any snakes, like  Hawaii, Greenland, Bermuda, St Helena, Isle...

To Zoo or not To Zoo

In the light of various interviews and documentaries about the validity of zoos, I thought it an opportune time to put a penny in the pouch and hopefully help you to make a heartfelt and head led decision on the question. So here goes… Maybe you have walked through a zoo and saw a beautiful Green Tree Iguana lying on a heated floor instead of somewhere in Brazil in a tropical forest and you thought… “This is not right. The poor guy...

Fund Raising effort to build Bruce and Kiki a suitable home.

Our Vervet Monkeys, Kiki and Bruce, need a bigger home for a better quality of life. They recently arrived at Butterfly World Zoo as previously owned pets, although they should be free in the savannah. Being territorial and intelligent animals they need space with stimulating activities. Acting as ambassadors to over 100 000 visitors each year that come to to appreciate their lives and antics. All donations raised go to their upgraded lifestyle as operational costs are covered by visitor...