The Lemurs are calling!
But maybe passion isn't enough. Maybe I’m not the next Nobel Laureate. But everything I’ve done so far for my zoology degree; it’s made my life worth living.
I stayed in the forests of Mauritius for a while on a conservation project with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, and one night I had dinner with the entire team of biologists; outdoors, obviously. We were talking about everything and nothing.
Then a common house gecko walked across the edge of the table. Everybody collectively closed their mouths, eyes following the little beast’s every move.
That’s what I want to do for the rest of my life; I want to connect, I want to live.
And now my heart is set on the ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar. They are on the UN red list, classified as endangered. They used to be found on the island I'm from, Mauritius, but they eventually died out. I would like to become part of the team that prevents that from happening in Madagascar too.