Sunday, 23 October 2016

Postcard from India






Sarah and Andy are spending the final week of their holiday in India volunteering with Wildlife SOS.  These are a few snapshots of their tour.

"Our first day has involved walking with elephants, preparing food for elephants, and helping to wash the elephants. Truly magnificent creatures rescued from cruelty. We've also met some wonderful sloth bears saved from the dancing bear trade. Wildlife SOS are doing incredible work, and we feel very privileged to be here."
 
sloth bears

hallowe'en pumpkin, eaten in a single mouthful
  
bath time

just taking an elephant for a walk

the classic tourist pose
picnic in the middle of the river


15 comments:

  1. Good for them, what a wonderful experienced. I haven't yet visited India, but still intend to.

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    1. I wouldn't mind going if I could stay at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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  2. Did you show these to Buddy?!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Yes, he says they are traitors and he is coming home with me.

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  3. I love the hosing down of a 'fontant. I have always liked the idea of swimming with them - a bit like Sabu?

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    1. Such intelligent and gentle creatures.

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  4. Wonderful photos. I would love to visit India! I like the idea of the river picnic.

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    1. Certainly a very different culture to one we are familiar with.

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  5. They look like they are having a marvellous time - the elephants seem to be enjoying themselves too.

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    1. They may have had a soft introduction, I believe they are mucking out and building pens today.

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    2. Painting pens and cleaning pools today. It's a bit distracting though with bears giving you a good sniff!

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  6. The hairy one doesn't smile much.

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    1. It's hard to tell underneath all that hair but you're right, he tends to go for the smouldering, moody look.

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  7. your daughter always looks happy, i like that.

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    1. I think she is happy with her life.

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