The great diversity of monkeys, lions, bears, flamingos and birds are some of the guests. Africa Safari, A natural site that has been a site of protection and conservation since 1972. However, the big heroes are African elephants.
Nine people have arrived and today there are 17, recalled park development director Gregory Camacho. Four people were born with an epidemic, which caused joy and anxiety because “like a factory, the curtain could not be closed and things could not be left there. Safari life continues in Africa, you had to feed the animals and maintain them regularly. They did not find out about the epidemic. ”
The joy caused by the arrival of the last four members peaked after 22 months, which prolongs the pregnancy. “We do not know the end result of all the employees’ salaries, operating costs and expenses, because we have not lost a single position. We could not open to earn income and retain this great task. The good thing is, people started coming as soon as we opened,” said Gregory.
About 20 professionals take care of the flocks and one of the main concerns is to keep their behavior as natural as possible, the director adds: “Unlike some circus learning methods, we use positive reinforcement: never punishment, always a gift. We accustom them to approach a veterinarian and get a foot closer when a sample is needed. They can return to their natural environment if conditions permit.
The beginning of the adventure
Nine years ago, an African safari faced the great challenge of rescuing nine elephants in Africa. They knew they would be euthanized to keep people manageable.
“We decided to give them a new home. The three of us went and spent a month there, meeting each other and not being able to leave the others. We brought them on a cargo plane, at great expense. We prepared everything for them so they got a safe place and it was polite for them ”.
Gregory describes them as “nature’s jewel” and points to the enormous responsibility for the development of 17 elephants, which can live for more than 80 years.
On the Red List of Danger of Extinction
As an endangered species, African elephants are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.
For its maintenance and upkeep, each specimen requires approximately 250 liters of water, 1.3 tons of food and 80 kg of fruit per day.
Mattress brand Lester has accepted the responsibility of contributing one year to maintain one of the baby elephants.