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It is World Animal Day, and Extinction is Looming

Filed in Citizen Science, Important Stuff!, Our Planet by on October 4, 2017 6 Comments
It is World Animal Day, and Extinction is Looming

Today is World Animal Day, and the state of animals on our planet is not good. Only 7,000 cheetahs are left in the wild. There is only ONE male Northern White Rhino left on our planet. He is being guarded with armed guards. along with the two female Northern White Rhinos. The species depends upon […]

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Ethical Elephants

Filed in Citizen Science, Our Planet, Travel by on January 11, 2016 7 Comments
Ethical Elephants

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus has announced the retirement of its elephants two years sooner than anticipated. CEO Kenneth Feld acknowledges that laws protecting wildlife are too expensive to fight, so these elephants will be retired to central Florida, to the Center for Elephant Conservation. All this sounds great, correct? “While at the […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Elephants

Fab Photos Friday: Elephants

Donald Trump Jr holding the the tail of an elephant he killed this past week (yes, I know holding the tail is an African sign of respect) caused quite a ruckus online. For this Fab Photo Friday I thought I would share elephant photos from my safaris and from my volunteer experience in Thailand. Elephants are […]

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Friday’s Fabulous Photos: Chobe, Botswana

Friday’s Fabulous Photos: Chobe, Botswana

I have extraordinary memories of our time in Chobe, Botswana.  Chobe National Park is the most diverse park in Botswana, and is bordered by the Chobe River (water = crocs and hippos!).  On the far shore is Namibia.  We saw so many different kinds of animals, but everyone goes to Chobe for the Elephants. There […]

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Friday’s Fabulous Photos!

Filed in Adventures in Thailand, Travel by on March 28, 2014 26 Comments
Friday’s Fabulous Photos!

I absolutely LOVE photography, and if you do too, join me every Friday for a look at some photos!  These are my favorites from my trip to Thailand!  Please share if you enjoy them!    

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How to Find Ethical Elephant Tourism in Thailand

How to Find Ethical Elephant Tourism in Thailand

Everyone who travels to Thailand wants to trek with the Asian elephants who are advertised for trekking, riding, and shows.  Elephants are highly revered in Thai and Buddhist traditions, and were used for warfare, much like horses in prior times.  Elephants, thankfully, are no longer used for the logging industry in Thailand, as the country […]

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The Wonders of Chobe

The Wonders of Chobe

We left Zimbabwe for Botswana on the 21st.  An interesting trip! We drove to the border where we had to exit Zimbabwe’s immigration station, then we drove to the Botswana immigration building which was a true eye opener. It was a tiny, tiny little building, jammed with people, and I won’t comment on the restroom […]

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