Frequently Asked Questions

Spirit is doing well and still resides at the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. The cats have been moved to spacious new premises in a temperate forest along the South African coast. The two cubs mentioned in the documentary are now adult sisters who have been reunited with Spirit. All three are living happily ever after in their very large, natural landscape enclosure, where they spend most of their time enjoying whatever cats do, out of sight of humans ;-)

Everyone, including Anna, always has to be on the opposite site of the fence to Spirit as he is not a tamed leopard, and never will be. He doesn't ever want physical contact or touch from a human, and so the aim of the park has never been to try and get close to him. For anyone trying to do so, it would be fatal. In Spirit's communication through Anna he made it very plain that he wants to be left alone with no demands made of him. Fortunately, this is exactly what his caregivers have agreed to – and hence he remains a happy cat who is never bothered by humans.

Telepathic communication is not limited to animals. It can be used with all life forms.

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There is no training DVD available yet. Anna will be developing distance learning materials during 2017. In the meantime, please use internet to find other related materials.

Here is a comprehensive international directory of Animal Communicators:

Please also use the internet as a tool to find more communicators close to where you live.

Here is a comprehensive international directory of Animal Communicators:

Also please find a link to Penelope Smith’s “10 Things You Need to Know before Hiring an Animal Communicator


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A lot of Anna's energy and time is already spent on pro bono (unpaid) wildlife/NGO work, a potential new film and a book project of her own. This is in addition to the comparatively little time she has left for teaching engagements around the world. Anna will be unable to be part of any new projects at this point.

Anna's schedule is very full with workshop teaching, book writing and wildlife work at present. She is currently only available for very few new interviews. Please email with details of your publication/forum and the nature of your intended article or broadcast. We will consider all requests and reply to you.


    The Assisi Animal Institute in California. She studied intuitive tracking at the Wilderness Awareness School in Seattle.

    We at AnimalSpirit support animals telepathically. We are not directly involved in the business of animal sanctuaries nor do we have the time to research them. Volunteering at an ethical animal establishment is a complex issue in South Africa, with the majority of places pretending to be what they aren’t. Even the SPCA struggles to identify legitimate places. 

    We suggest you carefully look into the facilities you are interested in with a view to avoiding any of the following:

    - any facility that offers you to assist in the raising of cubs as these animals cannot and never will be freed into a natural and wild environment (having been imprinted upon humans). In fact, they are most often doomed to die as young adults by being shot for trophies as soon as they are too old to be fondled safely. The so-called “canned breeding and hunting” industry produces cubs specifically to feed the market of sports hunters who kill the helpless animals in their enclosures, for the sake of their skins, heads and bones.

    - any park or “sanctuary” that allows tourists/visitors to pet, walk or directly handle wild species. Their focus is definitely not on conservation, but rather aimed at making profit. Animals cannot be reintroduced into the wild once petted by humans. There is NO conservation value in such activities, despite claims to the contrary.

    If it’s not clear whether facilities practice the above, then ask them directly. We strongly suggest you ask the place in question for their most recent annual financial statements, to prove what percentage of their profits went to conserving those species in the wild through genuine field conservation endeavours.

    Please read these first-hand accounts from volunteers who believed the marketing lies that most of the so-called sanctuaries in South Africa advertise:

    For an up-to-date list of places in Africa, see