Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Incredible Nat

I would be remiss if I didn't officially acknowledge our extreme gratitude to the amazing (incredible, astounding, remarkable, wonderful, marvelous...) Nattaphol Sisuruk (Nat). Nat was the detail man for the entire Clouded Leopard Conservation Summit and subsequent field trip to Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary. He eagerly took care of our every need, always with a flash of his infectious grin. He was lots of fun to hang out with and he performed essential hand-holding for us with the zillions of Summit tasks we had to attend to. One example: he arranged for a driver to take me to exchange a bunch of travelers' checks and translated the transaction for nearly an hour at the bank!
This photo totally sums up Nat's good and generous nature:

Nat came to the Zoo with us and we were glad he had a chance to meet the cubs. I think he enjoyed it!

Thanks for everything Nat. We owe you big time.


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