Pangolins galore! Pangolin Art, Pangolin food…the edible kind… Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge held a fun “Focus on Kids” weekend, also focussing on endangered Pangolins!

Pangolin sculpture

Pangolin sculpture

Sarah Savory has written a fabulous book….

What on Earth is That?

What on Earth is That?

Guests at Chilo love that pretty theme food that the Chilo chefs come up with…….!

Chef Peter.

Chef Peter Chauke

Pangolin Bread:

Pangolin bread....

Pangolin bread….

Cucumber carrot pangolin salad…the only type of pangolin that should be eaten…!!

Cucumber carrot pangolin

Cucumber carrot pangolin


Kids and parents went on safari in the gorgeous Gonarezhou, and met many elephants….



Thomas did a great quiz. Lionel did a great treasure Hunt.

Kids had to dive deep for clues on the treasure hunt.....

Kids had to dive deep for clues on the treasure hunt…..


Andy inspired housekeeping to produce fantastic elephant shaped folded towels for all children beds,

The elephant towel

The elephant towel


Thomas and  Lionel worked tirelessly all weekend to give the guests and kids true value and fun…including the local mahenye school children as well…


children all on a log…


we did pangolin art…


Gorgeous artworks……purely pencil sketches from the wooden pangolin….










and we  handed out “Pangolin Protector “ certificates….


a new generation of “Pangolin Protectors!”

pangolin by lin


Happy and exhausted children……


Sarah Savory  presents her story telling to the Mahenye junior school, arranged by Lionel and Thomas…

sarah at mahenye

Eager learners….

eager to learn

Mahenye Primary School now at least has basic classrooms…this little forest below was the original classroom and this tree the “blackboard” (greenboard?!) a few years ago…., before the Campfire project was able to raise funds in conjunction with Chilo and Clive Stockil, to build classrooms…

the original classroom and tree board!

The African Wildlife Conservation Fund and Frankfurt Zoological have teamed up to create The Chilojo Club…education outreach for schools around the Gonarezhou and GLTFCA..

thomas and Victor browse What on Earth is That?

Here is the education outreach vehicle from African Wildlife Conservation Fund, gorgeous transport!

education outreach vehicle 3

education outreach vehicle 2

African Wildlife Conservation Fund have a fabulous education outreach team…look at their vehicle! note the wild dog…

education outreach vehicle


fantastic publications by AWCF….





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Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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2 Responses to Pangolins galore! Pangolin Art, Pangolin food…the edible kind… Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

  1. Sue Ingram says:

    What a fabulously creative and fun time for all the kids and adults too I am sure!

  2. Pingback: Pangolin awareness is gaining momentum…. Jewellery, Literature and Paintings..This is “How We Roll!” | wineandwilddogs

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