Diana was a patron of the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, an organization that rescues and cares for orphaned, abandoned, and sick wild animals, and in 2005, William became a royal patron of the Tusk Trust. The organization also helps protect wildlife and conservation efforts across Africa, and in a 2013 interview with CNN's Max Foster, William recalled how his love for Africa was born. "[My mother, Diana] would come back [from Africa] with all these stories and full of excitement and just passion for what she'd been doing," he said. "I applaud her for all her dedication and drive in doing that. And it was that, I think, that infectious enthusiasm and the energy that she had that really rubbed off on me."