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26-Year-Old Swiss Man Quits Prestigious Job, Sells All His Belongings, And Moves To Africa To Save Wild Animals

We live once. That’s why we should live our life to the fullest. However, some people unintentionally set their passion aside following worries and concerns of their life. One day when everything is on the track, they suddenly realize that this is not the life that they want. And, these people make the biggest decision of their life. Leave everything behind and pursuit their dream.

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

Let’s meet Dean Schneider, a 26-year-old man from Zurich, Switzerland in this story! Two years ago, the young man made a decision that amazed his family, friends, and colleagues. He quit his prestigious job, sold all his belongings, and moved to Africa to save wild animals.

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

Dean is an animal lover. He learned to love and respect wildlife since he was very young. He does everything to follow his dream – rescue and take care of many wild animals as possible. He finds all efforts worth it!

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

The young man opened a wildlife sanctuary named Hakuna Mipaka. It means ‘no limits’ in Swahili dialect that is also Dean’s plans: limitless!

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

The sanctuary spreads over an area of 400 hectares. Now, it is home to different animal species, including lions, zebras, hyenasaccoons, monkeys, snakes, iguanas, and cheetahs. The private zoo becomes the heaven of these animals as it’s protected by 6 armed security guards who keep the poachers away.

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

“Poachers sell the claws and teeth of animals on the black market, for reasons ranging from superstition to traditional medicine. And these are sold on the local market and in Asia,” says Dean.

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

Some people are curious about why Dean doesn’t release some of these animals back to the wild. The young man explains that captive-bred animals can’t almost survive in the wild. They can’t hunt.

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

When launching this project, Dean hopes to make people worldwide aware of the dangers these animals face because of humans. The kind-hearted and dedicated man posts educational videos about wildlife to help people understand their situations. Here is his Youtube channel!

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

“My mission is to reach as many people as possible and educate them about wildlife and the beauty of the animal kingdom. I believe in the power of knowledge, passion, and visual stories in order to change peoples’ perceptions and save the wildlife,” says Dean.

Image Credits: Instagram/ Dean Schneider

H/T: Majestic Animals

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