Today we all had a blast at Zoo Negara. MYCAT, the NGO that put this spectacular event together had made this an official tiger day to celebrate the life of tigers in the world, bringing to people the scary facts of their extinction and offering solutions on how to protect and conserve the remaining tigers in the wild. We also launched this TIGER HOTLINE :
Call this number whenever you come across restaurants that serve tiger meat, tradition medicines that may contain tiger parts and places that sell tiger skin, bones, tail, whiskers, penis etc... Now you're no longer ignorant so let's ACT NOW and stop the cruelty.
In a kingdom wild and free...
The jungle's godly beast of life and energy.
The whole world followed you with wonder...
You, the King.... reign supreme.
But in our unkind world, your life is a jungle of combat...
For you're the symbol of beauty, power and glory.
It is a tragedy
That your fight is to survive from your own being, a novelty.
The human mind that lives to sell your bones,
your skin, your flesh, your blood, every part of your body...
The unspeakable truth of human ignorance, greed and cruelty.
Those who've commited these crimes are murderers,
men who are enemies of nature.
It's their fight against mine
While they slaughter you for your body parts,
The souls of your keepers cry...
For the beating of your heart.
That we made you our prey...
For it is not in the laws of the universe
That you die, this way.
After the dance gambit, Ning took the stage with energy and belted out Love is a Crazy Thing (yes, it is quite something to do that at 10 in the morning) and Vince did his special number, a song he wrote himself titled One Tree.
All of us (including Vince, Chelsia, Omar & Aunty Stella) just went totally stupid at the zoo hospital with squeals of 'Oohhhhh OOooohh ooh ahh!!' going goo-goo-gah-gah over this cute little rare thing (more pictures coming soon....)
So the day ended with much exhaustion but exhilaration nonetheless.
We've seen alot, learnt so much and experienced many extraordinary moments in one day.
And I know Ning & Omar couldn't agree more that every visit to the zoo is a new experience... a new excitement. Well, you can be a part of this cause too if you're interested. Just contact me if you want to volunteer for the animals. We need you! It's a RACE AGAINST TIME.