Category Archives: Wildlife

The purr-fect way to end my aversion to animals

By Janice Rodrigues

Of course, I love animals. I think they’re all great — as long as they’re behind the bars of a zoo. It was the comment I would usually think (or sometimes even dare say) when someone cooed over a pet and then judgmentally glanced over to see why I wasn’t sharing their enthusiasm. Having been born and raised in Oman, dealing with animals of any sort did not come naturally to me. I rarely, if ever, saw a dog on the streets, and could count the number of times I had interacted with a pet on the fingers of one hand. Add to the fact that my mother had been bitten by a stray dog when she was a toddler, and you can see where my aversion to pets stemmed from.

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Pointless deaths of 300 crocs left me mad at people

By Kelly Clarke

I remember the moment vividly; filled with indignation I knew I had to get my revenge, and eventually I did. It was sweet.  I was 12-years-old. It was a Saturday evening; movie night in the Clarke household. Back then, it was a trip to the video store for Hollywood’s latest blockbuster; on-demand and Netflix didn’t exist. With my mum and I in charge of the popcorn, my father and brother were tasked with going to fetch the film.

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Go on, put Sri Lanka’s elephant orphanage on your bucket list

Bernd Debusmann Jr.

Seeing an elephant in its natural habitat is an unforgettable experience. It is impossible to look at an elephant and not smile.  Although slow and lumbering, they somehow manage to move with grace. Luckily for us in the Emirates, elephants are just a few flight hours away, in Sri Lanka. Continue reading Go on, put Sri Lanka’s elephant orphanage on your bucket list