LISTEN | How SA-born ‘bush girl’ is helping with lion rescue in Ukraine
A South African woman living in Austria has trekked across Europe to help — where she can — with the rescue and repatriation of nine lions in Ukraine.
Hester Bergh-Appoyer has been following the work of Gqeberha wildlife rescuer Lionel de Lange on Facebook and decided it was time to lend a hand.
Accompanied by a friend, Bergh-Appoyer drove from Austria to Romania with about 500kg of donations, mostly animal care.
In Behind The Herald Headlines with Daron Mann this week, Bergh-Appoyer, a self-confessed “bush girl from the Kalahari” who has been in Austria for 19 years, talks about how and why she became involved with this rescue.
Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.