Ok. Where to begin. This is the most amazing thing you can ever do at MB, or honestly, anywhere. If you are an animal lover, I mean a Ma a true animal lover, you MUST do this at least once in your lifetime.
It’s expensive. I won’t lie. It was close to 500 dollars for just me, so I went alone and I’m very glad I did. This was truly spiritual for me and I’m glad no one else shared it with me. I am emotional when it comes to animals and I cried a lot. Thank goodness for sunglasses I guess.
I will say I wasn’t sure it would be worth the price and that I might feel sad for the animals. It WAS worth the price, and more. AND these trainers/caregivers/companions of the animals are truly amazing. The bonds they share is incredible. Their homes are there on the preservation and built to accommodate the animals they train/love. They even sleep with them at night.
I honestly can’t do this experience justice with just this review. For a crazy cat lady (myself), it was unbelievable bliss. I had babies crawling over and snuggling me for quite awhile. And while the cats were my favorite part, the other animals were so amazing.
I held/fed cats, hugged/high-fived chimps and orangutans, fed and touched Bubbles the elephant, got within feet of an eagle, and was even licked in the face by a wolf.
You spend from about 9-2 there, including the education part. Most of the money goes to the preservation of endangered animals and their natural habitats in the wild, as well as the preservation itself.
You are treated so well while there and can really feel the passion of these people toward the animals. I felt very connected and smiled the entire time…even during my happy cries.
If you have this passion for animals, especially the cats like I do, you HAVE to do this.
Chimpanzee night routine
Depending on how you look at this, this could be wrong on so many levels!
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