I chose to spend my 50th birthday this Saturday past at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre with my partner. We had an absolutely wonderful and enriching experience, and were treated (and fed!) like royalty by the brilliant people we came into contact with. The animals were such excellent ambassadors for their species, and although I came primarily to see the cats, I even learned to look at baboons with new vision, fear them less and understand and respect them more - difficult for a Capetonian to do! Visiting the hospital and its patients and caretakers showed me what is happening behind the glamour and beauty of the cheetahs - creatures are being helped and rehabilitated. Thanks to the people at Tenikwa, I also have a renewed faith and hope in humanity, knowing that there are some who want to, and do, make a difference to the world. Thanks again to absolutely everybody there everybody for a really great day!