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Paul Bailey

From early childhood until 30 years of age Paul had a strong interest in horse management. He started his animal interest off by working and riding at pony club. Paul's family also had a couple of horse properties involved in both racing and breeding. So horse ownership it has been in his blood for a long time.

Today Paul is the manager of Security for Zoo's South Australia, where he has been for seven years. This position has made him aware of the devastation of South East Asian habitat, including orangutans and their homes. It has led him to become more active in various environmental organisations and to advocate the positive actions we can all do to try and prevent this damage from occurring further. 

Paul is currently a life member of Free the Bears and RSPCA, sponsor of the Giant Panda’s and elephants at Sheldrick orphanage in Kenya Africa and proud adoption parent of several orangutans throughout Indonesia.

Paul's current volunteer commitment is with the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Earth for Orangutans development. He finds it to be an incredibly rewarding program and enjoys being involved with the committee in South Australia.

Paul has always enjoyed adventure travel: "I am up for a challenge and love the more challenging treks." Paul's taste for adventure has led him to trek Kokoda twice, climb Mt Kinabalu and visit the Orangutans in Borneo. He has also climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, hiked the Inca trail to Macchu Picchu, hiked throughout the Amazon and is currently training to do the Everest base camp in November 2014.

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