One by one the penguins stole my sanity

It’s like myself and the remainder of The Travelling Cheetah family have simply vanished off the face of the earth – we are still alive and kicking.  I am aware it has been over a year since this website, or any of my social media accounts have been updated, and I wanted to apologise to not only my brilliant followers, but also myself for letting the “real world” get on top of me, and letting my pet project fall by the wayside.

So, here I am – back again, with an updated website and an updated focus and enthusiasm!

The past year I have been acclimatising (literally and figuratively) to my new-found home base in Dunedin, New Zealand.  I have really fallen in love with this city, honed in on studying for a career in conservation and have landed an incredible job!

I am so proud to say I am a Wildlife Guide at Penguin Place Conservation Reserve.
Some mornings I still have to pinch myself, because I am simply so honoured to be working with the world’s most endangered penguin – the Yellow-Eyed Penguin.

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Jim, a 23 year old Yellow-Eyed Penguin

This year I will be starting a new page on this blog focusing solely on the plight of the Yellow-Eyed Penguin, tell you more about other species of penguin I come across through my job, my experiences as a penguin tour guide and, of course, let you in on the secret lives of penguins.

I will be taking five months off to study and TRAVEL, before returning to my feathered friends during the next southern summer.  I can’t tell you much about my travel plans yet, because I haven’t even decided which region of the world I want to tackle this time around, but I promise you, The Travelling Cheetah is back!

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