Wrap your head around this because at this rate … they WILL be gone forever! “North of Zimbabwe, in central Africa, an estimated 23,000 elephants, or roughly 60 each day, were killed last year. A pound of elephant tusk sells for about $1,500 on the black market. That’s more than double the price just five years ago. Ivory is used to make carved ornaments and trinkets.”
read more: http://www.chron.com/news/science/article/APNewsBreak-Africa-land-grabs-endanger-elephants-5415921.php
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As a child growing up in the late 60‘s and early 70’s, I was a devoted viewer (ok, OBSESSED is a more accurate term) of every network television show that I could find with animals in the cast. To name a few there was Flipper (Duh ;-), Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Lassie, Wonderful World of Disney, Bonanza … because they road horses (and I had a huge crush on Little Joe but that’s another blog entry), The Beverly Hillbillies because their cast members included chimpanzees, dogs, a deer, opossums, bears, goats, raccoons, kangaroos, AND Green Acres because they “adopted” a pig named Arnold Ziffel as their son. I truly loved watching them all but when DAKTARI came on the television NO ONE could touch the knob!!! It was my HANDS DOWN favorite from the moment I saw the first show and I dreeeeeeeamed of becoming a veterinarian so that I could travel to “The Compound” in Africa to work with Dr. Tracy! Because of course, I KNEW his daughter Paula was going to have to get married someday (as all girls did back then … meh)! And I KNEW that I would to be the ONLY person that Dr. Tracy would accept to replace her!!! Mostly because I would be like a second daughter to him and NEVER get married and leave The Compound, because why would? I couldn’t wait to go to AFRICA and work with Clarence The Cross Eyed Lion!!! Yah, well let me tell you, I really believed ME back then and it was because of Clarence that I dreamed of becoming that veterinarian and finding my way to Africa. As childhood dreams often morph into strange versions of the original, as an adult I did not actually pursue a career as a veterinarian but I did become a professional dog groomer 😉 and I have a very special affection for Chow Chows! Funny, right?
Now, some 40 years later, (ahem, did I write that out loud?), I found myself on the Serengeti with my daughter by my side, massive cameras in both our hands … and although this boy is NOT Cross Eyed and he did NOT (probably a good thing) jump on me for hugs and kisses like I’d dreamed of since my childhood, I did find MY Clarence … I’ve named him “NIK” and I finally brought him home!
Journey To Tanzania Card Collection Banner Pat Kennedy Corlin
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“Journey To Tanzania”
Unique Images of life on the in a Maasai Village and the unforgiving yet breathtakingly beautiful plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, East Africa. Each artist’s collection includes four, 5×7 all occasion cards with envelopes, printed on “Illuminating” Premium Glossy, 130 weight card stock. Available for purchase for a Limited Time with a sale price of $20.00 plus shipping.
The Photographic Artists are donating ALL profits from the sale of these collectible cards to purchase school supplies for the schools visited while in Maasai Land, Karatu and Moshi, during our journey with The Giving Lens through Tanzania, Africa.
Contact: Pat Kennedy Corlin at Performing Images Photography by Pat Corlin
Forty hours, give or take a few, after departing the mountains of New Hampshire, I was living a childhood dream. With my daughter by my side, I raised my eyes to the sky, my breathing stopped and the words caught in my throat. The clouds had lifted and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro welcomed us both to Africa.
Moshi, Tanzania, East Africa
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