By Chloe Sladden Turner
Hertfordshire Adventurers: brothers Aaron, Cameron and Tyler Whitnall and Redmond Bolton, their family friend, are from Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, will be going on the 2000 mile conservation journey; according to a recent bob FM article.
The team’s adventure saw them travel to Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda on their journey. This will see them give back funds and equipment to each of the wildlife projects, they visit in Africa.
A mission to aid wildlife includes many projects for the team: from Uganda, where the team will help with anti-poaching patrols and help to cultivate the firing and delivery of a vehicle to help save animals that have been injured.
Animals, ranging from Rhinos, Gorillas, Lions and even Elephants are suggested to regularly be injured by poachers in the world. The article, suggests that: “It’s estimated 100 African Elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking their ivory, meat & body parts”.
This makes the team’s mission and abilities along with those of other wildlife projects to find, care for and helping to rehabilitate the animals, so important.
In Rwanda, after a long hard journey through rough terrain, Aaron spoke of the team’s journey:
“We’re filming the incredible work that’s taking place to show the work that good zoos are doing to support conversation around the world”.
He added: “The overall aim of the trip is to raise £25,000 to donate a vehicle to the anti-poaching rangers in Uganda that work in association with the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre”.