Wildlife in the wild
Officially (thank you Google) this is what a safari involves: "an expedition to observe or hunt animals in their natural habitat". Hunting part aside (not our style), you can indeed do just that with The Leap, so pack your bino's, khaki outfits and animal identification book. Get going and do it soon, there's a sense of urgency...
The urgency comes from the simple fact that more and more wildlife species are creeping onto the endangered list, due to poachers getting more ruthless and natural environments getting torn down. Take the lemurs for example in Madagascar - their natural habitat is fast disappearing as their jungle gets replaced with oil plantations. The black rhino in Africa is now so endangered they worry that in 10 years there will be none left in the wild and the ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000
African elephants in just three years. During
2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed
by a poacher.
Simply shocking and time is ticking.