Compiled by Glen Vena while Martin Miritiawo was on holiday in Zimbabwe.
I have been holding the fort at both centres and I must say things are not too bad. Christine and Sidney have been very kind in assisting me and Headman over this period. Mid-January all will be back at work and hopefully we will be streamlining and tackling new challenges together.
We have been having some very warm days lately and I had to regularly attend to burst pipes at the Jean Byrd Centre as these would burst under pressure; this time the cats are not the culprits!
Kuma – rescued from Abidjan Zoo, Ivory Coast, March 1999
Kuma is looking good and healthy. The other day I was sitting there looking at him and he was so at peace just minding his business, rolling around and taking a stretch. I had to include these pictures and I loved every second taking them. I hope you all are going to love them.
Kuma had a special visit from Ben and Mandy, who have adopted Kuma. They were guests staying nearby at Amakhala. They came to visit our Julie Ward Centre in the south of the reserve, with the hope that they were going to get a glimpse of him.
Well, during the talk they realized Kuma wasn’t at the Julie Ward Centre, and after the tour they came to me and told me that they were BFF supporters and that they adopted Kuma. Well before they could finish talking I was already saying "yes" so we went on the 40 minute drive to the JB centre where they got to see Kuma and all the other cats that we care for and this seemed to be the biggest wish and gift they could have had.
These pictures I am sharing with you all, I took them whilst I was showing Ben and Mandy around.