Wandering Wallaby tackles meaning of life
DAVID Pocock has continued his sixmonth sabbatical from rugby union, working with various conservation organisations in Africa.
The Wallabies star last week visited Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe with WildArk, standing metres away from wild elephants as he helped raise awareness for their plight.
“There is something that really connects at a deeper level with who we are as people and how we have evolved in our environment,” the 29-year-old said.
“It takes you back to somewhere that you don’t get to go in the world of email and social media and business. It is a real reminder of what life should be about.”
The lower Zambezi valley has lost more than 40 per cent of its elephant population to poaching in the past 20 years, with numbers now about 10,000.
Pocock has been travelling with wife Emma (pictured) and the pair have spent the past few months in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
The footballer was born in Zimbabwe and moved to Australia with his parents and siblings in 2002 when he was 14 due e to ongoing unrest in the country.