Happy #EarthDay 2019 !
This years #ProtectYourSpecies campaign aims to bring attention to the plight of iconic wild animals and their declining populations. #Giraffe are called the ‘forgotten megafauna’ because they are not studied as much as elephant, yet there are far fewer giraffe than elephant left in the world.
This is Skye, she is 4 years old and Ollie absolutely fell in love with her at Wild is Life in Harare. A place where they look after and rehabilitate animals back into the wild after their parents have been killed by hunters or poachers. It’s a magical place, full of Love and compassion. He now gets updates from Cath the lady holding him about Skye and Bones a Lion that he also became fond of. #giraffe#wildlife#harare#amazing#holidayofalifetime
Last couple of days have been amazing. Our drive guide, Patrick, is fabulous - knowledgeable & patient w many repetitive Qs. (I am learning so much!). We’ve seen male lions who ended up fighting. (The seemingly “lazy” one bloodied the younger one after allowing him to mark the territory. 😂 Saw my first jackal following them then saw 2 more today.). We’ve seen youngish elephants as well as young wildebeest play fighting - locking tusks & horns. Many baby zebra around. In one video a cheetah cries for his brother who may be off mating. A trumpeting bossy elephant came to the watering hole directly in front of our accommodation. The young lions - abt 9 months - were waiting behind while several older lions went off - likely hunting. We saw a few leftover bones of a dead giraffe. An owl sat in the road during our last night drive as did a turtle yesterday. We a leopard today tho high on the mountain. The food & care taken of us at the lodge continues to be superb! I have sooo many pics & videos it is hard to choose which 10 to share. I’m here 2 more drives & look forward to them! #southafrica#madikwe#bushhouse#safari#cheetah#leopard#elephants#zebra#wildebeest#giraffe#jackal#hyena I am truly so #blessed #❤️
a) #Emotions : design has already achieved the functionality goal... the next challenge is to be functional and able to give emotions at the same time... as the #giraffe holding the #chandelier behind me in the picture (a #Marcantonio Creation)