Level Two. International Animals.

By Michelle Lloyd.

Little Herbert found all the wide array of international animals interesting. It took his breath away to contemplate how strangely beautiful differing animals lifestyles could be and it made him question how varied these experiences of habitat and home truly were.

It was because of this that Little Herbert’s dad arranged for him to go in for a walk on the wild side experience. Out in the wilds, Little Herbert found himself cowering from the overgrown leaves and branches. He carefully set foot on the what to him was a wobbly but only method of crossing this strange but enticing environment.

Little Herbert’s heart did beat cautiously, almost was it afraid of making too loud a noise, because a little way below him walked the padded paws of some very furry and potentially ferocious animals.

In actual fact, the secured bridge, was all part of the walk on the wild side experience and Little Herbert had found his spirit captivated by all that he could see, feel and hear. It was true escapism for him to be able to walk in the animals’ footsteps, to feel the forest around him, as he glimpsed the examples of his fascination below.

There was a lot that Little Herbert learnt that day from his experience of walking on the wild side. Walking in their footsteps had not been exactly as he had thought because far from as free to roam wherever their hearts’ desire took them, Little Herbert learnt that many of the wild animals natural habitats had been eroded or even destroyed because of modern day living.

It was partly because of this experience that Little Herbert decided to change his day to day. Thinking about how he could help, albeit in little ways, inspired him to do more to clean up his environment and it motivated an initiative at his dad’s toy shop to help their local community recycle in more proactive ways. Each of these aims and achievements joined in a bigger scheme to influence positive improvements for animals almost everywhere.