April the Giraffe

If you read my post earlier this week (Ideal Realist) about a particular Giraffe that the world is now watching, April the Giraffe. Below I’ve posted a YouTube video about April the Giraffe and any questions that you may have about the situation. Direct from the source!

Now, in the video they mention about fraudulent websites that are popping up all over the place. Making promises that they are putting any money you donate towards the Giraffe, which when you hear in the video, they haven’t received any money out of the norm websites. So I’ve posted the genuine website for April the Giraffe, the real one.

April the Giraffe … Official Animal Adventure Park website

 

Uploaded by: Animal Adventure Park

International Women’s Day

Today is officially Internationals Women’s Day…I say officially because I got all confused last week when people starting talking about “World Book Day” every where has different different dates. So I thought that I had better double check. Seems like today is the official day.

Every year there is also a theme for that year, this year the theme is #BeBoldForChange.

International Women’s Day: #BeBoldForChange website

How will you be Bold for a Change?

This is a great day to reflect and take a look at those women who we admire and why we admire them. Too take a look at ourselves and question what we can do to make the lives of others better. Not just women, but for all. I think considering the type of people who are in charge of running our countries, not just the orange Oompa Loompa, we NEED to take a long hard look at ourselves and see what we’ve become.

11 Facts about Women around the World … Do Something. Org

23 Fast Facts about Women’s Oppression Worldwide (Blog)

10 Facts about Women in the World … World Food Programme . com

Did you know: There is also an International Men’s Day, which is held on the 19th of November

Which women do you admire and why? 

Ideal Realist

Is what I call myself, this is a part of who I am…Too me it means I get the realistic side of a situation, but the dreamer in me still wants everything to work out and work out well for everyone involved.

…One of these times of being who I am came into fruition over the past week, regarding, you may have heard about April the Giraffe giving birth and the attention it received when the live feed was suddenly taken down because of people reporting as “sexual” >.< My first thought was honestly “What kind of weirdo finds this sexual AT ALL?” However, along the lines I heard that animal activists wanted the video down in protest of April being in a “Zoo”.

Now the reason I bring up myself being an Ideal Realist. Yes, it would be fantastic to have all these animals running wild and free. It’s just not possible, right now, they’d get shot on site. Some of these Zoo’s are doing some fantastic work when it comes to conservation. For young people and children, this is where their love for these animals first come to life. It gets the children interested, it makes them want to know more.

I am all for shutting down bad Zoos and ones that are just terrible. However, some Zoo’s are doing terrific work.

Zoos South Australia Conservation Program

Fighting Extinction – Zoos Victoria

Australia Zoo – Conservation 

I do actually believe that we will be able to see these animals a bit more free as years go by. As I feel we have a lot more people fighting for them. However, trying to get a video taken for reasons you don’t even mean, just makes the cause look laughable -.- If you want a video taken down, say why you REALLY want it taken down, not some fake one. I swear, not many people even knew about this Giraffe until the video was taken down and people started to find out “Why”. I admire people who want to see these animals free and really wild, like a lot of us do…But it was just going about it the wrong way.

If you really want to help, actually get out there and do something. Not just report a video for being sexual, that isn’t at all. Get out there and do some conservation work, actually volunteer at these Zoo’s so you can see for yourself what they do and THEN make a judgement. A lot of people I’ve seen who complain about Zoo’s actually haven’t been in the Zoo, so how can you know what they’re really doing?

I get worried when people do things like this, they are taking it away from the cause. Making it look like a joke, rather than getting people to look at the cause for what it is.

Stop the Madness

Just simply put “Stop the Madness”.

Heartless Poachers attack Rhino Orphange. Rhinos killed. Staff Beaten. #StoptheMadness

I’m not sure that the title needs a long explanation into what the article is about. Simply put a group of poachers, broke into an Rhino orphanage, and have hurt staff members, and there are reports that there has been at least one Rhinoceros euthanized. Every loss of a Rhino is devastating and that isn’t even an exaggeration.

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation

Margot Raggett Wildlife Photography

Remembering Rhinos by Margot Raggett…Kickstarter

 

Last Chances

Just a friendly reminder that this is the last week for Safari Lives television special on Nat Geo Wild television station. If you do not live in the United States, like my self, you can also keep watching it on the Internet as well, as per usual.

Safari Live … YouTube                                       Wild Earth TV Ustream Safari Live

Kruger National Park

I thought that I should post the link so you can have a look at the actual Park where most of these animals reside. When I say reside, they are free to come back and forth as they please.

World Pangolin Day

…Is actually on the 18th 2017 but I’ve only just found out about it. For future reference though World Pangolin Day is held every third Saturday in February. The reason I still wanted to post this though is because Pangolins are one of the heaviest trafficked animals on the planet. Although there are moves to stop them from being hunted, they are still trafficked.

World Pangolin Day (website)

Second to last show! Get on it!

Just a little reminder that this is the second to last show for Wild Earth’s #safarilive show on Nat Geo Wild…Just on the television if you live in America…It should be on right now…Come and join us!

WildEarth Safari’s…Ustream live feed                 safariLIVE…YouTube live feed

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