I spent a month in Villa Tunari, Bolivia walking a puma through the jungle.

Last Week With Simba

May 25 - June 1, 2007
Day 604-611

Simba must have known that I was going to be leaving soon because he got quite jumpy in my last week at the park. It seemed like every time he had any kind of positional advantage on me he attacked. On top of that, he got… Read More »

More Crazy Puma Antics

May 16-May 24, 2007
Day 595-603

The last week has been more of the same routine. I make the long walk with Nick up to Simba's cage, walk Simba around all day, then return him to his cage before dark. The weather has been miserable lately with at least the last five days being… Read More »

Walking the Puma

April 30-May 15, 2007
Day 579-594

...Actually, more like letting the puma walk me.

For the next leg of my South American journey, I went to Villa Tunari to do some volunteer work at the Inti Wara Yassi park. It's an animal shelter started in 1996 by Nena Baltazar Lugones, and today it has… Read More »