Kalahari Diaries

Valentin Grüner

Greetings! I'm Val from the expansive Kalahari Desert in Botswana. For over a decade, I've dedicated myself to conservation and tourism. Among my most cherished experiences is raising Sirga, a lioness I rescued as a mere ten-day-old cub. Through our countless journeys together, she's mastered the art of hunting, and today, we wander freely across the vast stretches of the Kalahari we proudly call home. Join me in this podcast series as I bring the captivating tales of the African bush directly to you! read less
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Is Sirga a free lioness?
Oct 7 2023
Is Sirga a free lioness?
Hello Everyone! We're thrilled to announce that our podcast the "Kalahari Diaries" is making a comeback after a break of over a year. Due to various commitments and priorities, the podcast took a backseat, but we're now back! In this episode, which you're getting a sneak peek of before its public release, we delve into the world of the Sirgas reserve. - What's Inside This Episode? - The inspiration and thought process that led to the creation of Sirgas reserve. - A detailed look at the diverse wildlife that calls the reserve home. - Insights into how predators such as leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and others cross fence lines and why Sirga doesn’t In this episode, our primary objective is to offer you a comprehensive understanding of several key aspects. Firstly, we'll delve into the reasons why a fenced reserve is absolutely crucial for Sirga. We'll also explore the vastness and impressive scale of the Sirgas reserve. Lastly, we'll shed light on the harsh realities that lions face in the wild and articulate why we firmly believe that Sirga deserves a life that's better and more secure. Become a supporter today and gain access to exclusive content like bonus podcast episodes, video and audio material as well as regular Q&As: https://www.patreon.com/sirga Thank you for listening to this episode of the Kalahari Diaries. Did you enjoy the Podcast? Great! You can help us tremendously by subscribing and rating the Podcast in your favourite Podcast App. Leave a review and tell friends and family about it if you feel like it! If you want to know more about me and Sirga go ahead and checkout https://www.modisawildlifeproject.com or follow us on social media: https://www.instagram.com/valgruener/ https://www.instagram.com/sirgathelioness/ https://www.tiktok.com/@sirgathelioness You can visit us here in the Kalahari via the Modisa Wildlife Project. Find out how to [plan your visit here](https://www.modisawildlifeproject.com). I am Val, and you’ve been listening to the Kalahari Diaries.