I become a little nervous with this caution.
Once I am inside the natural habitat enclosure I begin to become very excited though, particularly when I find out that the lions we will be walking with are white-furred and are both girls.
They are such playful and beautiful animals.
They walk almost clumsily with their massive paws.
They are gentle with us, but it is obvious how powerful they can be, so we all take great caution while walking with them and watching them play.
My favourite of the two is Zar-Zar.
She’s stark white with huge eyes, and when I look at them I can sense the kindness within her.
An amazing experience, one of the best I’ve had while here.
When I last experienced interaction with big cats, it was with tigers in Thailand.
They seemed so drugged up that they could hardly walk, which really upset me.
It is incredible to be with these two white lions knowing that they had not been sedated at all, they are alert and jumping around like they would have been doing in their natural environment.
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This year has certainly been a whirlwind adventure for me. Turning 50 gifted me with not only a few more wrinkles, but also some new adventures and travel. Exploring new places, countries and destinations is my absolute passion.
Interestingly I have made some 'new friends' this year. Some ‘tree folk’ planted across the globe and they have shifted my awareness....
I never set out for these connections and ignored this ability for some time. Then I realised it was the very thing that made me, 'me'. Perhaps this is why I ‘show up’. It’s something that has enabled my own past pain to be set free and replaced with a feeling of peace and love.
Over the weekend I held a stand at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Melbourne. Each year I set a different intention when I do this. This year I set the intent of holding space for another. This was great practice for my trip to Senegal, Africa in February next year with Business Chicks and The Hunger Project