Captains blog: stardate 06.02.10

There is nothing in this world more wonderful than seeing a breeding programme succeed. I remember the day I was told the Gelkies may not survive another year, on this day a small part of me died.

I remember when I was little, I used to count the days till spring when my mother and I would go to the park looking for Gelkies. Their beautiful flashing colours and unique interactions would have me enthralled for hours. The older I got the less Gelkies I saw. The loss of my dear mother and my decent into adult life strayed me away from those simpler times of Gelkie spotting, I’d almost forgotten those times. Then, when the news hit the headlines that Gelkies were now an endangered species my heart skipped a beat. I thought of my mother.

Luckily the tragedy developed no further due to a brilliant scientist and truely good man by the name of Professor Yann Seznec. He, like myself, had fallen in love with those magical creatures at an early age and had made it his mission never to allow the demise of the Gelkies. Now thanks to his years of dedication and hard work, the Gelkies have now started to be reintroduced back into the wild.

I thank him dearly for what he has given the world and hope than when my boy is old enough and the sun is shining high in the sky I will once again be able to say that today is a good day for Gelkies.


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