Lion Country Series 2
Monthly Archives: August 2011
Lion Country Series 1
Further subtitled: No Trains or Automobiles, Either; But Two Long Bus Rides.
Dambwa Pride released!
A country of complex history and politics, whose story is jaw-dropping with its incredulousness, hand-wringing with its pain, and heartbreaking with its hope and spirit, Zimbabwe is a place whose intricacies I would never to claim to know or understand completely, but what I've read fascinates me
"There is one thing I have learned and that is not to dress uncomfortably, in styles which hurt: Winklepicker shoes that cripple your feet and tight pants that squash your balls." -George Harrison.
Recently, CNN-GO published a list of eight worldwide travel destinations for people looking to get more out of their vacations than a few pictures and a suntan, and we were delighted to see that among the animal volunteer opportunities listed was ALERT's Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Lion Rehabilitation and Release Program.
After a busy morning stalking their territory's indigenous prey species - namely, humans - the K+C Pride's combined hunting efforts paid off and they were rewarded with a breakfast of wet food (chicken and lobster, not human). Afterwards, Lucy, Leo, and Sal retired to a favorite outcrop for a much deserved nap.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle...when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African Proverb.
Call me Indiana Jones, but I do not like snakes. Spiders, other reptiles, and all other assortment of creepy crawlies that others hold in similar high regard to the snake heebie-jeebies, no problem. But snakes, not in the least.