Monthly Archives: August 2011

Zimbabwe: Triumphs and Tragedies

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

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Eight Trips for Animal Lovers

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.

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On the Hunt!

Our pride - Lucy, Leo, Sal

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.

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Ten Facts about Lions

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.

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