years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Our first Creatures of the Night Safari was everything it promised to be and more …
Eleven intrepid explorers plus two curious dogs – Missie and Cocoa – went in search of bats and other nocturnal wildlife on the evening of Sunday 16 September to help raise vital funds for bears, dogs and cats in Asia.
Expertly led by Rachel Holmes, after a short talk by her and also one the Common's rangers, they set out on a magical 3-mile trail around the common as dusk fell. Armed with torches and a sonar detector, they saw hundreds of bats hunting for their supper, as well as getting close to a badger set and hearing owls and other nocturnal animals in the woods.
The walk finished with a hot drink at around 9.30pm and everyone agreed it was a batastic experience they’re keen to repeat next year.
Thanks to Maren, Rachel, Babs and John from the London support group for organising this fantastic walk.