COMING OF AGE CHALLENGE #5 AFRICAN ADVENTURE
Africa up close and personal is both an adventure, a luxury, and a once in a lifetime experience. Zoe's fifth challenge took place in Southern Africa during our visit in April. Overall the theme was immersing yourself in a different culture.
Interacting with an African Elephant
Most elephants in Africa are truly wild. Get between them and their baby or water and watch out -- a few people have been trampled. However there are a few new enterpreneurs who have figured out how to train elephants and have them help society by uncovering landmines in Angola and Mozambique and finding lost hikers. Between their sense of smell and memory they never forget!
Zoe got the opportunity to interact with a variety of African elephants such as sitting on their knee, touching their tongue, their hair, lifting up their heavy foot and taking a game trek on the elephant.
Challenge: Big animal, small person
Playing with a baby White lion and tiger
This baby white lion is about 3 months old and is an endangered species. In fact, white lions cannot survive by themselves in the wild and therefore return to other game parks or sanctuaries. Just like a cute puppy until she scratches!