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.


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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