Nature is a respite amidst COVID-19
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Nature is a respite amidst COVID-19

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Amidst the global health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our feeds are a bit depressing and gloomy these days. While this pandemic has brought the entire world to a standstill, there is one silver lining that is shining brightly everywhere.

Mother Nature is getting her “human activities detox” and cute critters are smiling everywhere. From the ozone layer repairing itself to air quality improving worldwide– the planet is healing.

Let us take a look at some of these happy scenes from the world.

Little lion cub Phoenix at Mogo Wildlife Park in New South Wales

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Born during the January 2020 bushfires, the little lion cub was named Phoenix to symbolise the recovery that Mogo Wildlife Park and the South Coast communities are focused on following these catastrophic fires. His favourite toy is a soccer ball and readers can watch him play here or through the park’s virtual zoo experience.

Capella- Singapore’s majestic peacock

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Peacocks roam around Capella Singapore’s grounds and are a frequent feature on guests’ social media feeds. They often appear by the pool, as well as The Knolls, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant. With less human traffic these days, the team have spotted a mother peacock with her chicks!

Singita’s wild dogs

Once widespread, wild dogs are now an endangered species in Africa and sightings are incredibly rare. However, over the last couple of weeks Singita— an African eco-tourism company has recently reported sightings of two packs of these amazing animals moving through the Sabi Sand reserve in South Africa.⁠ As a private reserve that is only accessible to Singita’s guests, the protected Sabi Sand offers these wild dogs enough prey to hunt, as well as a secure and abundant natural habitat.

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Help preserve wildlife for a better tomorrow

Singita is committed to honouring their 100-year purpose to preserve and protect the African wilderness for future generations, implementing conservation initiatives to ensure that the land remains as close as possible to the untouched state as an abundant habitat to Africa’s magnificent ecosystem.

One of the industries that have been hit hardest by the current worldwide pandemic is travel and tourism, and sadly this is having a devastating ripple effect on conservation efforts across Africa. If ecotourism stops funding the incredible conservation work of non-profit conservation partners and brands such as Singita, the likelihood of illegal hunting increases and conservation projects will be halted.

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Through their 100-year purpose Singita are committed to building a financially sustainable conservation programme with their non-profit partners and trusts, to find out how you can help please visit Singita’s website here

About Post Author

Surabhi Pandey

Surabhi Pandey, a former Delhi Doordarshan presenter, is a journalist currently based in Singapore. She is the author of ‘Nascent Wings’ and ‘Saturated Agitation’ and has contributed to over 15 anthologies in English and Hindi in India and Singapore. She writes on topics related to lifestyle and travel and is an active reporter on the tech startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. She is the editor and founder of The Vent Machine.
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