Richard Branson's endangered animal sanctuary on Necker Island

Richard Branson's endangered animal sanctuary on Necker Island

Jurassic Park in paradise

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Preserving wildlife in paradise is paramount for Sir Richard Branson, who has created his own nature reserve to save endangered species

Billionaire, Virgin Group founder and space-enthusiast entrepreneur Richard Branson owns a 72-acre private island, called 'Necker', in the British Virgin Islands.

Among Branson's family and friends who often visit the picturesque paradise spot, there are some 300 different species of rare and endangered animals, including Galapagos tortoises and six species of lemur that are native to Madagascar and nearly extinct.

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Branson's Necker Island

Since discovering the disappearing creatures, Branson has carved out a 6-acre sanctuary for the animals – and employs three wildlife management experts to care for them, no less. He hopes that some of the species can reproduce, increase their numbers, and be reintroduced to their native habitats...

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