Fotos Lea Grünberg and Dr. Henning Wiesner
Why do giraffe bulls have what it takes to be prima ballerinas, when do ostriches discover their dancing talent, why do lions often stay hungry and why are hyenas much better than their reputation? Answers to these questions and many more interesting facts from the world of animals and evolution has been provided for ten years on special travels under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Henning Wiesner.
The Academy initially cooperated for many years with the Münchner Merkur and since 2018 with the radio station Bayern 2. Meanwhile, the trips to Tanzania in the Serengeti have been expanded to include visits to the ranger station of
the Frankfurt Zoological Society, which has declared war on poaching, as well as the Makoa Farm near Arusha, where participants can experioence for themselves the cooperation between the Academy and the local NGO Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.
One of the regular guests on these trips is Arthur Krautbauer. He describes his impressions:
“I went along for the first time with Prof. Wiesner on a trip to the Serengeti organized by the Academy in 2015. This trip was a real highlight of my life! I was especially impressed by the expertise and pleasant way we were introduced to this fascinating natural paradise. Since then, I have been along with the Academy in Africa every year and the impression of the first trip has always been confirmed. I only have praise for the fact that a part of the travel costs are always applied to zoo and wildlife protection without administrative fees. I am fascinated by how many scientific projects worldwide the Academy’s small, but very committed and expert team, initiates, advises and supports.
Our company Tegos and I gladly support the future work of the Academy!”
In addition to the Serengeti, the Academy, in cooperation with Kiwi Tours GmbH, regularly offers trips to other destinations, for example to the natural beauty and rich wildlife of Botswana in 2019. If you are interested in discovering the fascinating animal world of wildlife with the Academy, please contact Kiwi Tours GmbH for the next travel dates.