African Elephants

This blog has two important missions:

  • highlight the wonders and pleasures of Africa and
  • express concerns over the plight of the earth’s sentient animals, particularly great apes, whales, and elephants.

The political cartoon below appeared on sltrib.com (2 Aug 2016).  It touches forcibly on both missions.  Thank you Pat Bagley.

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On my numerous trips to Uganda, I’ve had the pleasure of observing elephants in their natural environment, in Queen Elizabeth and Murcheson Falls National Parks.  They are regal and powerful mammals.  But unfortunately, throughout Africa their numbers are declining, due principally to pouching and habit loss.  More needs to be done to protect these sentient animals.

Elephant on a stroll in Murcheson Falls National Park

Elephant on a stroll in Murcheson Falls National Park

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