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It is World Animal Day, and Extinction is Looming

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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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World Lion Day: Contribute to their survival!

World Lion Day: Contribute to their survival!

Cecil the lion’s death in Zimbabwe at the hands of overzealous hunters has resulted in a sudden awakening to the plight of the endangered lion. Yes, the lion is endangered, and some estimates show that these magnificent “simbas” could be extinct as soon as 2020. Yes, 2020. 5 years from now. There are only 20,000 […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Big Cats on Safari!

Fab Photos Friday: Big Cats on Safari!

There is nothing as exciting as an African Safari. The thrill of seeing these animals (so many of which are endangered) in the wild cannot be overstated. How much longer will we be able to see them? African Lions have been losing numbers rapidly…in the last two decades alone 30-50% of them have disappeared. How […]

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Walking with Lions

Walking with Lions

June 19: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Today we flew from Joburg to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  The airport in Victoria Falls is small.  Small?  Very Small, no computers, nothing technological.  We are no longer in 21st century South Africa.  I’m pretty sure Botswana will be the same. We were greeted and transported to the Victoria Falls Safari […]

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Have you ever seen a Sunrise in Sabi?

Have you ever seen a Sunrise in Sabi?

June 16 Our first morning game drive!  They woke us at 6a.m., and by 630p we were in our open Land Rover and on the bushveld watching the sun come up over the African horizon.  Our first stop was at the local watering hole to see two hippos chilling out.  They were enormous!  Hippos can be […]

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To the Bushveld and Sabi Sabi in Kruger National Park!

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To the Bushveld and Sabi Sabi in Kruger National Park!

June 16 Today we made our way to Sabi Sabi, a private reserve within Kruger National Park. It took five hours from Johannesburg through eucalyptus trees, citrus groves, mountains, and “bushveld” to get here. What is the bushveld? “The Bushveld Igneous Complex (BIC) is a large layered igneous intrusion within the Earth’s crust which has […]

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