My name’s Jenny Jattke. I’m the managing director of Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve. We have mainly exotic animals. We have the largest lion pride in Australasia. The largest lion pride ‘in’ Australasia. When you talk about something inside a country or region, you use ‘in’. Listen for another use of ‘in’.
We also have pygmy hippos. Our baby pygmy hippo was born in November last year. The baby hippo was born ‘in’ November. That means it could have been any day of November. If you want to say the exact day you use ‘on’ – the hippo was born ‘on’ the fourth of November. But when you don’t specify the day of a month, you use ’in’. We also have a Sumatran tiger. He’s going to Perth in October. Our baby pygmy hippo is the first pygmy hippo born in captivity in Australia in 15 years. In captivity. You use ‘in’ for states or conditions. Captivity is the state of being kept inside an enclosure. First born ‘in’ 15 years means the last hippo was born 15 years ago. We’ll finish with ‘in the wild’, which is the opposite of ‘in captivity’. We have two guided talks of the park a day. We try to explain what their endangerment is in the wild, how better to look after our world with very simple things, like stop pollution so that we can save all these wonderful animals.