October Student – Update 2

Blue Crane

Blue crane getting’ jiggy with it

The Internet has proved a little belligerent since Caroline’s first update, hence the big gap between posts. It sounds like she’s been having a lot of fun though, and has even managed to fit in some sightseeing and python wrangling. One has to ask though, what one earth did you do to elicit this reaction from one of our Blue cranes Caroline?



Caroline holding a scorpion

It’s nearly the end of my three weeks here at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC). I’ve had a fantastic time, and I’ve learnt so much. On Thursday I visited the Khamai Reptile Centre, which was really interesting and also gave me some brilliant insight into reptiles and snakes. I got to have my photo taken with a python, let a scorpion walk across my hands, and enjoyed a very informative presentation with real snakes where they explained what to do if you come across one! On Saturday I visited the beautiful Kruger National Park, and it really is a truly amazing place to see. We spent the whole day there, and were fortunate to be able to see all of the ‘Big 5’. The highlight has to be seeing the leopard though. It’s an amazing place and not to be missed. A BIG thank you to all the staff for taking me there, and for teaching me all about the bird life and trees around camp. I am literally stuffed with knowledge. Watch this space for more news. And remember to visit Facebook or Flickr to see what I’ve been up to!

Greetings from Africa,
Caroline 😉