- 01/05/2017"What happened next was extraordinary. A low constant growl was heard. I moved my eyes as best I could, and little Evie was staring at me, just staring unmoving, but making the low, guttural sound. Why would she growl (very rarely does she do this) at the very same person she had been playing with just minutes earlier? Perhaps because it wasn't quite the same person inside?"How A Dog in the Family Helped Me to Understand My Parkinson's Diseasewww.outthinkingparkinsons.com Then something profound and disturbing, but extremely important happened. As I was sitting there, I switched into a deeper "off" state - one in which I zone out completely, lose myself, the brain fog descends, I stiffen up and become rigid,...
- Producer28/04/2017Friday Funday: Fins, Feathers, Fur!Today's Friday Funday is brought to you by the birds, the fish, and other animals, all of whom might help you enjoy your last workday -- if Friday is that for you -- of the week. You know that a bunch of crows is called a murder of crows,...
- Producer25/04/2017Shhhhh…we’re hunting wabbits…“Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.” Richard Adams, Watership Down This morning we had a bunny situation in our yard. I was sitting comfortably in my recliner having my coffee and my wife suddenly...
Comments26/04/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBeeThis is the cutest story and now I am going to worry about that bunny. I probably would have wanted to keep it but once it grows larger I would have regrets. IMO, rabbits belong in their natural habitat and not in a cage.
When I was younger, around 10 yrs old, my parents gave me a baby duck for Easter. Well, it got to be huge and we didn't have a farm or a large fenced in yard so my father took it to a farm, so he said.
Thank you for the delightful share, @Phillip Hubbell.
- 23/04/2017After 6 Years And 720,000 Attempts, Photographer Finally Takes Perfect Shot Of Kingfisherwww.boredpanda.com Alan McFadyen, who has been an avid wildlife photographer since 2009, just captured a photo that he has spent 6 years trying to get. By his count, it took him 4,200 hours and 720,000 photos to get a perfect shot of a kingfisher diving straight into...
- 19/04/2017Man Films Alligator Crossing Path. When He Reviews Footage At Home, He Realizes He Wasn’t AloneMan Films Alligator Crossing Path. When He Reviews Footage At Home, He Realizes He Wasn’t Alonewww.littlethings.com Put yourself in the following scenario for a moment. Imagine you are on a walk at a nature preserve, and you come across a massive alligator crossing your path. Everyone, including a wildlife photographer, pulls out their camera to document the...
- 25/03/2017TROPHY HUNTING AT ITS WORST:
This is a NON-SUBSISTENCE TAKE: which means it is not done for the health and well-being of the animals or for the safety of humans: It is trophy hunting; by cowards.
S.J.Res. 18: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the ...
... final rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.U.S. House sanctions killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in their dens on federal refuges in Alaska · A Humane Nationblog.humanesociety.org What the U.S. House of Representatives did today – actually a very narrow majority of the House – was shameful. Cruel. Callous. Venal. The vote in favor of H.J. Resolution 69, authored by Alaska’s Rep. Don Young, was 225 to 193. Those 225 members...
- 27/12/2015As perspectivas pára 2016 não são otimistas, porem o empresariado/empreenderes tem que a longar a visão e criatividade, além das fronteiras tradicionais de cortar custo demitindo funcionários com se isso por si só resolvesse todos os problemas.
Tem que ir além unir-se, trocar experiência,criar associações, nos produtos, descobrir novos nichos de mercado e etc....
Comments07/05/2016 #7 Luis CardonaSOLICITO GRUPO COMERCIAL HOMBRE O MUJERES DE 18 A 28 AÑOS PARA EL CARGO ASESOR COMERCIAL CALL CENTER DE AXA COLPATRIA DE LUNES A VIERNES DE 8:30 AM A 4:30 PM Y SABADOS DE 9 AM A 2 PM SALARIO BASICO + COMISIONES + BONOS + INCENTIVOS LA CONTRATACION ES INMEDIATA INTERESADOS PRESENTARSE A ENTREVISTA EL DIA 10 DE MAYO A LAS 7:30 AM EN LA CARRERA 27 N 78 - 15 BARRIO SANTA SOFIA HACIA EL COSTADO SUR DE LA ESTACION POLO CON HOJA DE VIDA Y FOTOCOPIA DE LA CEDULA O ENVIAR HOJA DE VIDA AL CORREO LACARTERACOLPATRIA@GMAIL.COM07/05/2016 #6 Luis CardonaSOLICITO GRUPO COMERCIAL HOMBRE O MUJERES DE 18 A 28 AÑOS PARA EL CARGO ASESOR COMERCIAL CALL CENTER DE AXA COLPATRIA DE LUNES A VIERNES DE 8:30 AM A 4:30 PM Y SABADOS DE 9 AM A 2 PM SALARIO BASICO + COMISIONES + BONOS + INCENTIVOS LA CONTRATACION ES INMEDIATA INTERESADOS PRESENTARSE A ENTREVISTA EL DIA 10 DE MAYO A LAS 7:30 AM EN LA CARRERA 27 N 78 - 15 BARRIO SANTA SOFIA HACIA EL COSTADO SUR DE LA ESTACION POLO CON HOJA DE VIDA Y FOTOCOPIA DE LA CEDULA05/02/2016 #5 VANESSA CESPEDES PALACIOSEY NESECITAMOS personas como usted q le guste generar ingresos por medio de su trabajo le ofrecemos bacantes de supervisión y selección de personal entre otros con horarios flexibles, medio tiempo contrato directo con la empresa INGRESOS FAVORABLES le interesa llame ya: 3223470499 o 7209571 o envíe su hoja de vida vanessa652representante@gmai:com No olvide su código de referencia 652
- Producer02/03/2017Elephants never forget ...Once in Brazil, I met a person from Amazon, not from the depths of the Amazon rainforest but from the city (Manaus) that surrounds the jungle itself.He told me how he loves to daily watch the Amazon rainforest: its beautiful green , its birds,...
- 24/02/2017Subject: Giraffe Supply Chain News
Here is the link with webcam.WATCH LIVE: Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Expecting Calf at Any Momentwww.mytwintiers.com An Animal Adventure Park giraffe is expecting a baby calf at any moment, and a live webcam is allowing you to follow...
- 20/02/2017This penguin got away! WOW!Killer Whales - Penguin trying to stay alive Penguin trying to stay alive - This is real...
Comments20/02/2017 #11 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador#7 @Itziar Ruiz López , Penguin's not for sale, only for sale in a Batman Movie. :~)) ......................THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, I knew some people that dressed up like a Penguin, sometimes in Catholic school thats what we called our nuns, but don't tell anyone I said that.
- Producer29/01/2017Gatti che somigliano a Vip: ecco video che mostra 61 casi, da Hitler a Batman passando per RonaldoDopo aver visto i politici e le loro strambe somiglianze, in quest’articolo vi mostro un video lungo poco più di 8 minuti che mostra ben 61 casi di gatti che somigliano a Vip. E vengono da tutto il Mondo. Ce n’è per tutti i gusti: dai cartoni...
- 03/12/2016Wild Welva . Spanish street artist involved in wildlife protection . Read more on my blog blogWild Welva Artworkstreetart360.net Wild Welva is a street artist based in Huelva, Spain. Seba Ventana, the guy behind Wild Welva creates big hand made drawings on paper that are pasted up on walls afterwards. He focuses on animals...
- Producer26/11/2016Do You Underestimate Your Dog?I have a lot to say about dogs. Which is highly curious since the reason I share my life with a dog is precisely because of the wordless communication that fills my introverted soul. I love Zanzi. So much so, I had to write a book about our...
Comments08/01/2017 #30 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#27 @Lyon Brave my Zanzi is a lover not a fighter. She likes to clear away squirrels and birds from our path, she seems to find it fun to make them skedaddle, but she is not keen to initiate an actual altercation.
I feed her lots of duck. We lived for 4 years next to a park with a lot of ducks because it had a very large 'pond-like' water feature. She learned that I let her chase off crows, but not ducks. The thing I could not get her to give up, though, was rolling in fresh duck poop on the occasions when they went on the grass, not in the water....
We are still in the process of learning to agree to disagree on that aspect of our partnership!08/01/2017 #29 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#26 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - Your buzzes do precisely that - uncover faulty assumptions that we have derived when we neglect to consult nature. You are such a sage writer who so easily opens our eyes to the natural intelligence all around us.
And that is what I like to do with our dogs. We spend time with them everyday, but often don't plainly see how smart they truly are, simply because they are missing a set of vocal chords.08/01/2017 #28 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#25 I have been pondering about these sense of smell posts for awhile, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My sense of smell is my current Achilles heel...
In that article they meant dogs smelling UTIs. Well, in my book I wrote about the fact that I observed that my dog had a UTI and the response that I got from the Vet was the last trip I ever made to a conventional Vet. He treated me with derision, said I couldn't possibly know that, and didn't even have the decency to phone me directly when the test results came back that she did have a UTI....
As you so clearly know, we discount so much of the information we get from our senses at our own peril. We would be wise to start noticing how much actual information we get from our dogs.
I always learn about the first spring daffodils a few days before they break the ground, as Zanzi starts sniffing a patch of dirt....08/01/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeGreat buzz @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and I enjoyed reading it tremendously and so shared it.
The comments revealed my opinion n the high quality of your post. What I may add here is your writing
"If we start to realize how inaccurate a great deal of current training advice is, we might also wonder if our current beliefs about most of our dogs capabilities is accurate". OI believe the same applies to many other training. This is a common faulty training based on faulty assumptions08/01/2017 #25 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I just posted about smell in response to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/smell-a-neglected-sense
When I did the research I found a great article on dogs and their ability to smell blood sugar to help people with diabetes and to smell forms of cancer early, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160319-dogs-diabetes-health-cancer-animals-science/ Love that you love dogs!22/12/2016 #23 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#22 That is a great question, @Wayne Yoshida. And a Xmas gift for me to get started on my Jan dog post....
We know people have different learning styles and canines as a separate species have a different sensory order and differences within each breed and individual dogs. So the method itself is still at the core, but some dogs are sight 'hounds' and hand signals would be the easiest way to get them trained, rather than vocal commands, because of course, we humans are all about varying how we say things, some dogs are great at separating all the noise of our yammering on from the signal of the command, others will end up tuning us out, because our voice commands always come in fully grammatical sentences. I ran on to prove my point.
I exert all the influence in my house by putting my hand in my left pocket or executing a thumb's up. This would not work as well in a large household because the dog wouldn't have only one person to focus on.
The wolf wiring fallacy as I see it has to do with the 'must be an alpha' mindset. Even when that dominance is positive, the way actual wolves and actual dogs learn best is observe and cooperate. Fighting for status is really dangerous in the wild outside of official matters like mating.
Bad dogs are just ones who aren't sure how to cooperate, as they are being judged on human concepts, like being the first through a door - that is not a license to 'take charge' on a walk in a dog's mind. That is a ludicrous assumption, but even professional dog trainers swear by that. Exactly how many door situations did wolves encounter as they formed this inbred urge to observe order through a threshold as a sign of pack hierarchy?
My 2000 characters must be close....21/12/2016 #22 Wayne YoshidaThanks Deb! As I read this, I thought about all the dogs in my life and family and their behaviors. We always had ones that would listen/obey (the "good dogs"), and some would ignore our commands ("the bad dogs"). I attributed that to the "spoilers" in our family that would destroy the good behaviors. I have always based my training to use stimulus/response/positive reinforcement. Is this outdated and based on wolf wiring?29/11/2016 #21 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#20 I am sure your kat has a great deal of intelligence, but I am rather certain no one will ever be able to get one to voluntarily hang out in an MRI machine in order to really see what is going on in their heads... :) I got to spend some time with a couple kittens earlier this year and they were rather amazing. I shared some of Zanzi's toys and each one ended up actually preferring a different dog toy than the bog standard little mice they were supposed to prefer. They also were great at accurately telling me when I should take ownership of my role of being their 4th back-up feeder. I also found it fascinating how the much smaller sister was 10 times as brave when it came to interacting with me and Zanzi.29/11/2016 #19 Paul Kearley🐝@Deb 🐝 Helfrich check out these posts...https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-win-friends-impact-humans-dogs-perspective-paul-kearley and also https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/conflict-resolution-what-dogs-can-teach-you-teamwork-paul-kearley if you really want to see something interesting, go here: https://youtu.be/OQNqAzx09_E and here:https://youtu.be/6rE0NRV8UrU
My dog is so far advanced from being my best friend, it's ridiculous. She is the best listener, motivator, encourager, and friend I've ever had... except of course for my beautiful wife.26/11/2016 #16 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ I sell YOU. Fast!#13 I don't know specifically about this guy, Cesar Millan, but I now see how they worked together. I have heard bad things about a/all "dog whispers" too.
I am thinking of The Power of Now, and discussions like this :
Thanks for the great insight, Deb!26/11/2016 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#9 Thanks for sharing that your 3 dogs in your household @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres have episodic memory.
I am certain 'proof' it is happening in homes all over the world, but we repeat the incorrect assumption that dog's brains don't have 'higher' functions and we neglect to notice just how complex their behavior can be, simply because they don't strike up a conversation to challenge our faulty beliefs!26/11/2016 #13 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#8 I have some familiarity with Tolle, but I did not know he had a very prominent series of talks with Cesar Millan. It prepopulated when I googled. Ummm.....
I have a complex relationship with Mr. Dog Whisperer. Let me unequivocally state that he is a very present man, in tune with his own energy, and I respect his ability with aggressive dogs. BUT I believe that his theories are harmful to the average house dog. Except for the part that you will ultimately have a better adjusted dog if you let other dogs play a role in your dog's development.
My life with dogs has been a little n=2 experiment, as detailed in my book, that really highlights that each dog is as individual as each person and that there are similar nurture versus nature tensions that contribute to the overall behavior of the canine being.
Dog training theories derived from Wolf Pack behavior just don't add up. The reason they came to prominence was the dearth of actual research on either wild wolves or domestic dogs. The maladjusted behavior of captive wolves provides inaccurate models for both species. In is gratifying to see that we are now getting data to support what I saw in my own household.
We are companions, not leader and submissive follower. I do often have a cognitive upper hand that I try to wield with lovingkindness, minus the occasional lapse into verbal shenanigans.26/11/2016 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#3 Interesting names, @Gert Scholtz. You will appreciate that my girls - Tangenyika and Zanzibar - were named because of my affinity with Tanzania.
I think we have to give them names that we want to say millions of times and that register the joy we have in our hearts.
The thing that I found curious is that almost all my vets knew the source of Tangenyika when most everyone else had no idea where I came up with that name. Whereas Zanzi is easily attributed to Zanzibar.
One of my upcoming buzzes with be about the dogs of Pemba, who have been extensively studied. I did not know that so much of what I would come to understand about dogs would be based on a population so close to the names I initially chose because I loved to say the sounds!
- Producer10/11/2016Help! I've Got Bird Brain!People think I’m crazy. “What are you doing with four parrots?” I get it. I never imagined I would ever become a bird person. I grew up with dogs, and later, cats. I loved them and still do. The way I see it, there are basically two kinds of...
Comments13/11/2016 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Renée 🐝 Cormier, I knew parrots are very smart but I had no idea how much the up-keep is. I could never do it! Kudos to you. I had a parrot talking to me when I took a trip to our humane shelter this summer. The parrot was even repeating a few things I said. So cool but not for me!
My daughter had guinea pig and it's name was Skittles, she named her. Skittles was like a loving kitty cat. I would go in to check on Skittles because my daughter was 13 at the time and I could not trust her to take care of her pet like an adult would. One day I walked in and Skittles hadn't eaten or drank her food in 2 days. I felt her and she was very cold too. I tried to feed her with my hands and a dropper, it didn't work. I took her to the Vet the next day. I had her in a box and I was used to bringing my dog to the Vet, not a guinea pig! All of a sudden I heard, "Skittles, you can come back." I felt almost embarrassed and looked around to see if anyone was chuckling. Skittles??? That was the only humorous part of the trip. Once I brought her in, they said she had pneumonia and was bleeding internally. I had her put to sleep. Again, I never imagined I would bring a Guinea pig to the vet and then have her put to sleep. I never imagined I would cry. I cried like a baby! So yes, we can get attached to pets we would not have dreamed of. She loved being held and would always climb on your lap and look into your eyes. She wasn't a biter, just sweet.
Thanks for sharing, this is good information for others to know! Your parrots are beautiful by the way.13/11/2016 #16 Praveen Raj GullepalliThat's a whole lotta love n feathers dear Renee! And heartwarming too! I have spent time with parrots up close and they are an engaging bunch. I fed em some guavas and berries a few times when in their company. They pick up words and phrases fast and imitate recklessly! ;) In India, they are used (caged mode) by street fortune tellers to pick up Parrot-Cards (a la Tarot Cards).10/11/2016 #15 Renée 🐝 Cormier#9 If I could only keep one bird, it would be the smallest one, for the exact reasons you mention. The bigger birds are more destructive, require a lot more handling and attention and are much messier. I do love them all, however. They have their own little personalities and they are quite loving. It's funny, though. If your dog bit you, you would give it away or put it down. Bird owners are much more tolerant. If you fail to read your bird's body language, you will get bitten, so we tend to blame ourselves.10/11/2016 #9 Ken BoddieI can understand your attraction with parrots, Renée, as I have a cockatiel who has featured in a couple of my buzzes. But she's small, manageable, loves her head to be scratched, doesn't bite, stays close to her cage (most of the time) and loves our Queensland warm weather (so no expensive rooms and heaters). We also stay in touch with the breeder, her Auntie Maureen, from whom we originally got her, and she goes back to see her Auntie Maureen for regular visits when we go away. But she can be very messy, even more so when she's laid eggs, and she makes a lot of noise when she wants attention. Don't think I could handle the biting, larger mess, louder noise, and general maintenance of a larger bird, never mind four! Geez, Renée, your mother must have taken you to see a lot of pirate movies when you were young?
- Producer07/11/2016Monkey Business; The Disappearing Habitat Of Boneo’s Orangutans. The title for this piece is perhaps a little ambiguous as it will revolve around the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra, rather than the Gibbons or the Proboscis monkeys of that region. The monkey business reference in the title refers to many of...
Comments08/11/2016 #17 Claire L Cardwell#16 @Aurorasa Sima - just lost the bet! V. pissed off, I deliberately chose SA products that were not tested on animals and stupidly assumed that they would not be killing animals and destroying forests in the production phase. Will have to do a search to find products that are ethical and organic.08/11/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#9 I need to pay more attention, just when I think I'm paying attention to all icky ingredients, something new comes my way. I'm not sure what has palm oil in it that I may be purchasing?
Great idea for an app- App with ingredients on labels to stay away from. It would be beneficial to carry that around on one's smartphone.07/11/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWe simply have to start cherishing our whole planet and every single lifeform right now. There will always be some level of give and take and predators and prey; but no natural lifeform stands a chance - us included - if we don't severely curtail the industrialization of the world immediately. Our machines are more advanced than our understanding of the havoc they ensure.
A nice cuddly reason, @Paul Walters, to really start speaking up about non-sustainable industrial practices.07/11/2016 #9 Claire L Cardwell@Paul Walters thanks for the reminder about how terrible palm oil is and the devastating effect the producers are having on the environment. I have cut out creamers that contain Palm Oil - but from now on will check the labeling on packaging a lot more carefully.07/11/2016 #7 Dean OwenThe recurring haze, almost an annual event since the late 90's, is a travesty. I remember moving to Singapore in 98 when the haze was the worst it had ever been. All passengers on that flight from Japan disembarked with facemasks. Back then we only thought about our own health risks and not about the loss of habitat for numerous endangered species. If anyone has a few spare weeks and are looking for an adventure, you can volunteer for 2 to 12 week stints at an Orangutan sanctuary here:
http://www.globalteer.org/volunteering-with-orangutans.aspx07/11/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherAs much as I enjoy being able to see a variety of animals in zoo's, I also get very sad knowing they were taken from their natural habitats. I didn't know about human diseases and they can contract them. Wow, the fires... insane and to have to wear a mask for that long, actually scary. Orangutangs are really cute. They can play video games? I'd say, they are highly intelligent! Thanks for tagging me Paul!! Always enjoy your pieces.07/11/2016 #4 Don 🐝 KerrMy eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters View moreMy eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters with him. Close
- 26/10/2016" Adoro a mi gata Grisi. Siempre sabe como animarme, cada detalle de su comportamiento es único y hace que los días sean mágicos e inolvidables "
Comments25/10/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 It is a sad memory but not a bad memory, my friend was trying to take a photograph just like this one, it speaks to the risk any photographer takes with Elephants. Elephants have long memories. His death is a reminder that elephants need protecting from poachers, and the elephants in the picture are lucky to have their tusks, such is the size of the illegal ivory trade.23/10/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis picture fills me with a little sadness because it reminds me of my friend Don Hornsby who I stayed with in South Africa and who was rushed by an elephant and trampled to death while trying to take a photograph. Elephants have been so traumatized by poachers that the large elephant instinctively went on the attack. I cannot believe that this was six years ago, it was only a matter of months after I had returned from South Africa that we heard of this terrible news from his family. http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/elephant-tramples-man-to-death-687670
- Producer20/10/2016Africa’s Wild Dogs, The Canine Soldiers Of The Bush.When one mentions an African wild dog to anybody there is usually a shiver of revulsion, brought on no doubt by all those wildlife documentaries depicting them as the thugs of the bush roaming the plains like a vicious gang. These canines are...
Comments21/10/2016 #16 Paul Walters#13 @Dean Owen Yup South Africa is in a bit of strife all round Dean which is all rather sad. I will be visiting in February so will have an up close look then and perhaps write a buzz. In between though I am off to Sulewesi in December to see the whale sharks...tempted ??21/10/2016 #14 Lisa 🐝 GallagherFirst, I'd like to comment on how beautiful the Victoria Falls is. I've heard of these dogs and seen documentaries of them. They would scare the 'you know what out of me,' if even one came up on me. I've heard they have attacked and killed children, is this true? They look very grungy and mean. My heart started pounding as I read this. What an experience you had on that particular day @Paul Walters!21/10/2016 #13 Dean Owen#11 Yikes. South Africa falling? @Gert Scholtz. What would happen to the Springboks? I'd hate to see them fall off the World stage once again. Thanks for introducing me to &Beyond. I checked out their website. Might just entice me to change from an Aman Junkie to an &Beyond Junkie.21/10/2016 #11 Paul Walters#10 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I travel to Africa every 12 - 15 months or so and visit a couple of countries at a time. Zimbabwe I hate to say has been driven into the dust by a president who is senile and cruel! from being Africa's 'bread basket' it is now a country forced to import food for which it cannot pay for. Ditto the DDR, Congo, Niger, and a few other West African states. The next domino that could potentially fall is South Africa which is now mired in corruption perpetuated by self serving politicians . I was at university in that country during the 'struggle' which led to the rise to the highest office of one Nelson Mandela . Now all that hard and back breaking work is becoming undone and a sense of failure seems to permeate throughout the population. Thats a bit of a long winded answer to your question. I do see the cities but I have an overwhelming love for the African bush . More stories to come on places like Mozambique, Zambia and a few others . Thanks for stopping by !21/10/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis was a very visual read, @Paul Walters. I feel a lot in awe and a little unsettled at the proceedings, as you seemed to have a pretty rare safari sighting. Did you travel straight to the lodge or did you also get some time to check out the human goings-on in Zimbabwe? I suspect a different sort of militaristic carnage was going on. From what I understand from Peter Godwin's books it can be very hard to get accurate information outside the country.