In the African jungle, conservationist Damian Aspinall searches for Kwibi, a lowland gorilla he hasn’t seen for 5 years. Kwibi grew up with Damian at his Howletts Wild Animal Park in England. When he was five, he was released into the forests of Gabon, West Africa as part of conservation programme to re-introduce gorillas back into the wild. Now Kwibi’s 10 years old, much bigger and stronger. Will Damian find him? Will Kwibi attack him?
That’s my long term goal. My plan for achieving that goal is as follows:
I have been doing research for 6 years online on this wonderful website that has been the most helpful during my journey of wanting to study Primates. While researching I have realized that, without experience, it would be impossible for me to take an internship, job, or even volunteer position without having saved a hefty amount of money for housing and food, etc. Most of those positions don’t pay and I am broke as shit right now, dealing with about $20,000 of student loans.
If I get a Masters in Education I could teach abroad [specifically at a University in Kurdistan] and make $100,000/yr + government housing and a private driver.
If I pursue a Masters and do this I could go there for a few years and have enough saved to pay off my student loans and then either get a Masters in Primatology or just move somewhere in Africa, Europe, or Asia to intern, volunteer, or research.
So that’s what I need to do to achieve my goal. The good thing is my student loans will be deferred if I go back to school.
Now…to get into grad school with my shitty GPA…..is my issue.
A new species of monkey was discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo called The Lesula (Cercopithecus Lomamiensis). This species is apparently well-known to local hunters but unknown to the outside world until now. Scientists say it is only the second discovery of a monkey species in 28 years.