Roger Anis

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Muhammad Fathy

“It is all about your attitude with the animal, whether you’re providing food, water, or care. They are locked up in cages. Imagine a person dear to you behind the bars, wouldn’t you feel sorry when you visit them?” with these words, Fathy summarized his relationship with the Greater Kudu, the Kangaroos and Gazelles, a 17-year companionship. He pointed out to the cage and continued: “God made these animals dependent on us; we are responsible for them as long as they are in captivity, we should treat them well and preserve their wellbeing.” “No one could go near this greater Kudu in the past, but now -as you see- it is very approachable,” Fathy continued to explain the unique connection between himself and the animal: “if any visitor bothers the Kudu I never let it go, it is a problem and a big one too. This is the Kudu’s house, imagine what you could feel if someone is bothering you at your own house!”