This is our friend Sharon training Loki, the red fox, at the Turtle Bay Exploration Center in Redding, California.
Loki was found as an orphan and could not be returned to the wild, but has the happiest, most exciting life as an education animal here. He is trained with positive reinforcement and looks forward to his playtime and training time with his trainers, as well as all the children and adults alike he gets to teach about wildlife and conservation. ♡
Hey friends! Follow me on Facebook at Jennie of the Jungle to see the volunteer trips I have coming up, learn more about them, and stay up to date on new ones. I'd love for you to join me on my travels! ♡
Sometimes you need to just get away from it all... .
And Caye Caulker, Belize is a great place to do it. Belize is like a second home to me after spending 6 months there working with raptors and exploring Placencia, Cockscomb Basin, and Caye Caulker. Not to mention my three months studying ocelots and harpy eagles in the Chiquibul rainforest. There will always be a special place in my heart for this tiny country, and if any of you need a vacation itinerary, I can easily draw one up for you! .
Ahh, Thailand...the place where spirituality is palpable and has an energy you can feel. There's really nowhere like it.
This was my first trip to Thailand and my first trip with Jennie of the Jungle in 2015. I learned a lot on that trip - that taxi drivers are crazy and will drive you around for hours without actually knowing where your destination is, and that you can't land in Chiang Mai past nightfall and expect to find lodging. These would have been acceptable lessons had I not been with my group of newbie traveler clients! Sometimes you have to fall to learn how to fly.
What are some of your funniest or craziest travel lessons?
This sweet face belongs to Andy. Hatched in 1959, this handsome hunk lives at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City.
Andean condors are found in the wild in the Andes Mountains of South America. They are one of the largest flying birds on the planet! Andy is a one-of-a-kind gentle giant who comes out on walks every day, providing visitors with a nose-to-beak experience they will never forget.
Follow Andy on Facebook. Just look up Andy N. Condor!
Photo by @talon_torpedo
To be fully human is to be wild. Wild is the strange pull and whispering wisdom. It’s the gentle nudge and the forceful ache. It is your truth, passed down from the ancients, and the very stream of life in your blood. Wild is the soul where passion and creativity reside, and the quickening of your heart. Wild is what is real, and wild is your home.
I'm getting super excited for the Jennie of the Jungle Namibia trip happening September 2019, where we will be working directly to conserve African wildlife such as cheetahs, lions, meerkats, wild dogs, and more. Then we get to take a 4-day safari to Etosha National Park! I have a few spots left for this trip if you'd like to join me - no previous experience necessary, and I do all the planning for you. You just come ready to have the wildlife experience of your dreams. Get in touch for more info. .
This gorgeous cheetah closeup was posted by @lovejoy_kisali.