This is a bit of a long story, but bear with me...
A long time ago, I saw a man on television who taught me about wildlife and conservation. This man's name was Steve Irwin, the Croc Hunter. As a result of his passion for wildlife, I've dedicated my life to conservation and have been struggling for years to promote saving the tiger in particular. I even stopped pursuing a career in photography to go to university (where I am now) so I could study environmental sciences and use that to get a career in tiger conservation. I live the khaki life every day.
Ever since I starting living for conservation (otherwise known as "khaki'ing it"), it's been a dream of mine to visit the place the Irwin's call home: the world famous Australia Zoo. Part of the reason has been to experience what the Irwin's have built, but also to be able to thank the Irwin's myself for helping to imbuing me with a passion for wanting to make a difference - they really have changed my life. It's been a dream I've accepted as being very unlikely to manifest due to the expenses associated with flying from North America...until now.
I have posting a video on YouTube as part of a contest being held by the Australia Zoo, which shows just how much I "khaki it". If I receive enough votes (5-stars), I can be part of the top 10 videos submitted to the contest, with the winner being judged by Terri Irwin herself. [b]The winner will be flown to Australia to experience the zoo courtesy of the Australia Zoo, Virgin Blue Group airlines, and Dreamtime Resorts and will celebrate Steve Irwin Day 2009 at the zoo.[/b]
It is not often you get opportunities to achieve your dreams...this is my big chance.
I would REALLY appreciate if you helped me out with this. To view and vote, visit this link:
or view my journal for more info..
If you want, you can spread the word by posting this in your journals too or inviting friends to this Facebook group I made!.