Tag Archives: animals

Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas is a beautiful small city located in the Region de los Lagos (Region of the Lakes) of Chile. Situated right next to the Llanquihue Lake and right in front of the Osorno Vocano, this city is quite special. During the mid 1800s, the Chilean government promoted colonization of the southern regions of theContinue Reading

Yala National Park

Yala National Park

After spending about a year in Kenya, my family caught what I like to call ‘the wildlife bug’, and upon returning to Sri Lanka we spent more and more of our vacation time visiting national parks and wildlife sanctuaries around the country. Although it’s small in size, Sri Lanka is one of the most bio-diverseContinue Reading

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: Where are all the bearded fish?

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: Where are all the bearded fish?

For a few years, we have been having an inner conflict regarding animals in captivity in places such as zoos and aquariums. On the one hand, we will be the first to admit the fun times to be had at African Lion Safari in Hamilton, Ontario, where you can watch baboons crawl over your carContinue Reading

The Donkey Sanctuary – a place to call their own

The Donkey Sanctuary – a place to call their own

Ever wonder where donkeys who have been abused, neglected or can no longer be cared for by their aging owners find refuge?  If you’re like me, the thought has probably never crossed your mind, for fairly obvious reasons.  Talk of animal shelters and rescue is usually reserved for the cute, cuddly variety, or those grand,Continue Reading

Elephant tales

Elephant tales

My first encounter with elephants in Sri Lanka (not that I actually remember) was when I was a few days old and I was carried under the belly of an elephant. In Sri Lanka, newborn babies are often carried under an elephant at temples for good luck. Elephants are a symbol of luck and grandeur,Continue Reading

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