In a world where human activity continues to encroach upon the habitats of wild animals, it has become increasingly vital to highlight the importance of preserving their last refuges. As an ardent wildlife enthusiast, I consider myself incredibly fortunate and privileged to embark on journeys that allow me to witness animals thriving in their natural habitats. Through my writing and photography, I aim to draw attention to these precious spots on our planet and inspire others to join in the effort to conserve and protect our wildlife.

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Borneo Adventures I - Encounter with the Great Ape of Asia

Orang Utan is a malay word and means "person of the forest".  The Orang Utan is the only great ape found in Asia, where it roams the tropical rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra. This fascinating and intelligent animal is perfectly adapted to a life in the tree tops and therefore heavily relies on its natural habitat. Three subspecies of Orang Utan are recognized today and all of them are critically endangered. I was blessed to experience an Orang Utan in the midst of Borneo's beautiful jungle.

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In the Realm of Bangkok's Water Dragons

The mega cities of South and Southeast Asia are veritable concrete jungles, with towering skyscrapers and bustling streets. However, if one keeps their senses aware while wandering around sightseeing and shopping - wildlife is waiting to be discovered.

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Tracking leopards in Rajasthan - Jhalana Wild Safari

Leopards, known for their elusive nature and remarkable adaptability, are big cats found across both Africa and Asia. In India, the encounters between humans and leopards have been on the rise due to the encroachment of big cities into the leopard's natural habitat. Nowadays, leopards can be even spotted in the outskirts of large cities. The Jhalana Leopard Reserve just outside of Rajasthan's capital Jaipur has a dense leopard population and offers a great chance to see these cats in the wild...

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Panda haven in China - Chengdu Panda Research Center

The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, or the Terracotta Army - China is a great destination for travelers with its blend of rich history, diverse landscapes and vibrant culture. When I was planning my trip to the "Middle Kingdom", I also longed to explore the country's rich biodiversity. China is famously known for its beloved symbol, the giant panda. And no better place to see pandas of all ages and sizes than the Panda Research Center in Chengdu!

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Close encounter with a tiger - Bandipur National Park

One of my earliest childhood memories was seeing a huge tiger right in front of me at a zoo. I was astounded by the size and power of this magnificent cat. Since that day, the tiger has been my favorite animal, and it was a dream come true when I embarked on a journey to the Bandipur National Park to encounter one of these magnificent cats in their natural habitat.

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