An Abbots Langley resident is heading across the globe on an epic adventure to volunteer on an animal sanctuary in the heart of the rainforest.
Beth Perman is jetting off to Costa Rica this month to spend two weeks caring for animals on a remote nature sanctuary.
The sanctuary, Natuwa, helps care for more than 800 species with the primary goal or raising awareness without interfering with their natural behaviours and processes.
Speaking to AbbotsNews, Beth said she initially planned to take the trip two years ago before the pandemic set in.
She said: “I have always loved animals and have wanted to do something like this. It is a very well organised animal rescue sanctuary and help to rehabilitate animals back into the forest.
“It’s not a place where you can stroke the animals, they are wild and it’s about helping to rehabilitate them.”
Beth added that she will be sleeping under the stars in a shipping container alongside her daily routine of helping care for the animals.
“I’m a little bit apprehensive, I’m going out on my own, but I’m going to staying in the rainforest surrounded by animals and wildlife. It’s going to be fantastic.”