Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mountain View

Great trip - very interesting. Mountain View is definitely NOT a zoo. But how to strategic plan for income for such a small, niche organisation?


These guys breed very rare, endangered and even extinct animals. The idea being to reintroduce them to the wild. Not a zoo - in that you can't go and visit like a normal zoo. However, they do allow organised school trips.


We helped them with a lot of advice on major donors and legacy work. The boss there, Malcolm, showed us around and I managed to get a load of good video and photos. Video to come when I work out how, but here are some pictures.
Some rare Masai giraffes, the second most endangered large carnivore - African painted hunting dogs and an ostrich, who was endangering me but was really there just for companionship.
Sean

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do they breed extinct animals?

'Sean is always learning' said...

Hi John (I presume it was you asking!) what I should have said is 'Extinct in the Wild'.

paul said...

Perhaps sponsor a species? Or maybe sponsor for every serious successful animal assault upon a fundraiser?

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