Prince Harry was seen recently in Africa putting on collars similar to the one Cecil the Lion wore to further conservation efforts to protect more lions and help researchers understand more about lions. Joining a team of specialists including vets, senior tracker guides and a Nambian police officer, he has received some first hand experience in conservation and research work that is a bit outside of the typical patrol work he has been doing. Using tranquilliser darts to sedate animals, the prince and his team made the most of their limited time checking on the animal’s vitals and replacing radio collars and collecting blood samples.
One of the two sons of the late Princess Diana beloved by the world, Prince Harry grew up joining the British Armed Forces and trained up as an Apache pilot. The Prince has dedicated the last few months to South Africa after his tour in the middle east to bring awareness and hope to the animal lovers community. He has taken on multiple heli-patrol missions to protect and coordinate arrests of poachers in Kruger National Park in South Africa.
While he is a prince, Harry has refused the luxuries of a royalty in the last few months choosing to sleep in a tent and from time to time out in the open. While he has his two body guards protecting him at all times, his desire to be out in nature shows how far he has come from his teenage years. His mother, the late princess Diana, would have been very proud of him.
He said that being in Africa is much more convenient than living in big cities as there are very limited paparazzi around. He jokingly admitted being a bad uncle to his niece princess Charlotte for missing her Christening ceremony but he knows that standing up for the animals has a price.