Recently we have heard in the news about Cecil the Lion in Africa, who was hunted. Everyone wanted to do what they could, and of course they wanted to make sure that the 'hunter' was caught. Most of us, however sad we felt about it, could do very little. Perhaps offer some support through social networking sites, but not a lot else.
I for one, wanted to help the animals, not just the lions but all of the endangered animals and try to protect them. Unfortunately I am not in a financial position to be able to offer money to the cause. When I got sent the information about this I couldn't believe it. I had the opportunity to download a book AND help the animals. This was perfect for me, knowing that my download was going towards helping them. This is where you can help too, every time the adaptation of The Jungle Book is downloaded for FREE 25p will go to help ZSL build a future for the wildlife.
So all I am asking you to do is, if you care about animals and felt appalled about what happened to Cecil the lion then please use the link below and download it.
Here is some more information:
Bill Bailey, Richard E Grant, Colin Salmon and Celia Imrie join host of talent in new audio adaptation of The Jungle Book
Audible.co.uk to donate 25p per free download of new all-star audio adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book- The Mowgli Stories to ZSL
UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 00:00 26 August 2015: Audible.co.uk has produced a new full-cast dramatisation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – The Mowgli Stories, in association with charity partner the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book - The Mowgli Stories is out on 26 August and available for free at: www.audible.co.uk/jungle. 25p from every download goes to help ZSL build a future for wildlife.
The magical story-telling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti’s audio adaptation of this children’s classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from British film, TV, radio and comedy, including Bill Bailey as Baloo, Richard E Grant as Kaa and Martin Shaw as Shere Khan.
The partnership between Audible.co.uk and ZSL will help highlight the plight of many of the animals who featured in The Jungle Book and are under threat in the wild, such as the Bengal tiger (Shere Khan). The creation of India’s tiger reserves in the 1970s helped to stabilise numbers, but poaching to meet a growing demand from Asia in recent years has once again put the Bengal tiger at risk. The sloth bear (represented by Baloo), which could once be found throughout India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, is now threatened by hunting and habitat loss. Sloth bear numbers continue to decline and it is now listed as vulnerable by IUCN.
Sandra Crewe, Head of Corporate Partnerships for international conservation charity, the Zoological Society of London said: “It’s a sad fact that many of the animals that inspired the characters of The Jungle Book are today battling against unprecedented threats in the wild, with some, like the tiger and elephant, facing the terrifying prospect of extinction. We are delighted to be the official charity partner of Audible’s production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – The Mowgli Stories. This fantastic new adaptation is an opportunity to raise awareness of this issue and raise funds to support our worldwide conservation of wildlife and their habitats.”
Audible.co.uk head Tracey Markham said: “We are committed to producing new exciting audio content for our listeners and this adaptation is really something special. We are working with some of the most talented writers and actors around to make brilliant new audio entertainment. The charity partnership with ZSL is the first of its kind for us and we are really excited to be working with them to support wildlife conservation around the world.”
The cast of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – The Mowgli Stories includes:
· Bill Bailey (Black Books, Stand-Up Comic) as Baloo
· Richard E Grant (Withnail & I, Downton Abbey) as Kaa
· Colin Salmon (James Bond, 24: Live Another Day) as Bagheera
· Sacha Dhawan (History Boys, Last Tango in Halifax) as Mowgli
· Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Mother Wolf
· Meera Syal (Broadchurch, Goodness Gracious Me) as Chil
· Ralph Ineson (The Kingsman, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows) as Father Wolf
· Martin Shaw (Inspector George Gently, Judge John Deed) as Shere Khan
· Tim McInnerny (Blackadder, Notting Hill) as Kipling
· Bernard Cribbins (The Wombles, Jackanory) as White Cobra
· Russell Tovey (History Boys, Being Human) as Banderlog 1
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – The Mowgli Stories can be downloaded and enjoyed on a wide range of devices including Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire, the Audible apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8, PC, Mac or an MP3 player. The production provides three hours of listening entertainment and it is most suitable for children aged 8 and over, as well as adults of all ages.
It is the fourth production from the original programming team of Audible.co.uk. Previous productions include The Child and AMOK, two full-cast adaptations of best-selling novels by Sebastian Fitzek, and Six Degrees of Assassination, an original thriller by Meadowlands and Silent Witness writer Matt J Arlidge.
Thank you again for reading this post and I hope like me you want to help the wildlife and you will show your support by downloading this for free.
I would like to thank Audible for sending me this information to share with you. I did not receive any compensation nor will I receive anything if you download a free copy.