“Make people smile, and then ask for help”, was a philosophy embraced by the late adventurer Mark Shand. A convoy racing 500km across India in a collection of eclectic vehicles is aiming to do just that. CATHERINE EARLY reports.
The African Wildlife Foundation has uncovered the figures behind the shocking numbers of 'trophy hunters' and the sanctioned trade in exporting dead and living animals out of the continent, reports LAURA BRIGGS
She entwined my whole arm in her trunk, held it there as she breathed deeply several times, and then put the tip of her trunk in her mouth and sighed. I came a little closer and let her explore my face and neck freely until I could hear a soft growl of pure delight: the elephant equivalent of purring.