A young man from Switzerland quit his job, sold everything and moved to Africa to save wild animals

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Unfortunately, nowadays people seem to forget about nature. All they care about is money and because of this greed, the world ended up to destroy the place we all live on – planet Earth.

We’re all aware of the climate’s change effects, we’re all witnesses to the wildlife mass extinction and we do nothing. Luckily enough, there is is still hope, because there are still some people out there who love wild animals so much, they would do anything to protect them. And this young man is the perfect example of what true awareness and involvement means.

Dean Schneider is a 26-year-old animal lover from Zurich, Switzerland. Since he was very young, Dean learned to love and respect the wildlife. And two years ago, for the seek of his passion and nature, the young man made the biggest decision of his life. He decided to give up his prestigious job, he sold everything and moved to South Africa, to save wild animals.

Here, Dean started the project he dreamed about – Hakuna Mipaka. A place where rescued wild animals are being cared of. A heaven on Earth for lions, zebras, hyenas and even baboons who were forced to live in miserable conditions. The name of the place means ‘no limits’ in Swahili dialect and so are Dean’s plans: limitless!

“My mission is to reach as many people as possible and educate them about the 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 by spreading messages about respect and love for animals as well as about their essential value for our planet,” Dean explains his organization’s mission.

This kind-hearted man spent his entire life so far protecting wildlife, because, as he said: “we only protect what we love!”