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November 27, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
[email protected] 


Pamoja Seminar Room at Monarto Safari Park

Nurturing a lifelong desire to visit Africa?

Yearning to hear a lion roar?

Climb aboard. Previous experience… not essential.

Join us for a book presentation with Australian author Brian Bassett and hear some of his captivating wildlife stories.

The author shares his fascinating educational journey, with insights into some unique African wildlife and initiatives being undertaken to conserve them and their habitats based on his book BLOOD, SWEAT & FEARS: True Stories of Aussies in Africa.

Upon retirement, looking for opportunities to pursue his desire to explore and learn, with cameras in hand, he and his wife Sue travelled to Africa in 2010 largely as tourists. He was captivated by Africa and her people. He knew he had to return, not just as a bystander, as someone deeply engaged in conservation projects. He recognised the potential of the countries and was determined to make a difference.

Brian Bassett




Please RSVP by 25 November to [email protected]


More about the book:

Book blood sweat fears

Zoos SA are proud to partner with Author Brian and Photographer Sue with proceeds of the book sales on the day and in our retail shop to support rhino conservation.

These captivating wildlife stories document extraordinary real-life escapades experienced in remote locations in different countries throughout Africa. Written with great enthusiasm, this book includes amusing incidents and tantalising descriptions.

The knowledgeable Australian husband and wife team, Brian and Sue Bassett, progress from respectful visitors, to deeply committed volunteer researchers, trained as level-one rangers, engaged in the conservation of the natural environment.

The author, Brian, shares his fascinating educational journey, with insights into some unique African wildlife and initiatives being undertaken to conserve them and their habitats.

All photographs were shot on location by Sue. These images provide an excellent visual stimuli enabling you to truly transport yourself to Africa and to journey with the author as he regales readers with some of their amazing adventures.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Africa as you embark on a series of exhilarating experiences—some life-threatening—which will have you on the edge of your seat, wondering how it will all end.

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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