Everyone can make an individual difference to animals.
Life often surprises with weird coincidence. Even though I try to keep intervention in the lives of wildlife to a minimum, the beautiful little green beetle was trying to cross a busy path, its potential doom a crushing death under a human foot.
I watched as one pedestrian walked by oblivious of the beetle they nearly stood on; I decided to intervene. I by chance had a Colchester Zoo leaflet which had the strap line “giving animals a hand!” which I used to move the beetle to safety in the vegetation it was heading for. I smiled at the interesting synchronicity of helping the beetle with a leaflet talking about helping animals.
The challenges of the world might be vast and impossible to overcome, but every individual can have a positive impact in their actions for a few wild animals.