Much like the chicken or the egg, this website did and didn’t come before i’d actually seen a leopard. It began as a post on a website called frog which my school used as a sort of primitive version of Teams. Then I upgraded it to a Wix website which was a kind of news website dedicated to solely leopards. We had cutting edge stories such as “thirsty leopard gets head stuck in bowl”
link is here if you want to check it out: https://alex41236.wixsite.com/mysite-1
Unfortunately a domain on Wix at the time was €12 a month which greatly exceded my year 7 salary but nonetheless me and some friends, shout-out to Nico, worked hard to spread the word and printed many leaflets with the clunky domain for people to read the just in stories like the “Man eating leopard of Rudraprayag” only 100 years late.
That christmas though was a special one since me and my family went to Sri Lanka and at the great Yala National Park I was finally able to see the greatest of the cats (in my humble opinion) which incidentally became the last post I made on the Wix site as my birthday came and I got my own domain for a much more affordable price of €12 a year on WordPress (contact for sponsorship). I also decided to change the format because unfortunately leopards don’t make headline news that often. I thank my parents very much for every holiday and allowing me to see all these wonderful animals because it makes my life cooler than that of my friends which is the most important thing in life.
I have twice been runner up for wildlife blogger of the year which leads me to believe that the first place prize of Swarovski binoculars doesn’t exist but I did win a €200 voucher for career advice (I was 13 at the time) and another €200 voucher for wildlife holidays of which the cheapest one was €1500