World Elephant Day

I always forget that a couple of days after World Lion Day, then it’s my next favourite animal…Elephants…Aren’t elephants just the most gorgeous souls in the whole wide world ❤

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Whenever I see them in a movie, like the Lion King or the Jungle Book. I always end up crying and I am never going to watch “Dumbo”. I’ve been crying just in the ads =/

Elephant Dumbo GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

*I’m not even lying, I’m now getting teary at this gif*

I usually post a few facts about an animal, but I found a site, that has some really fantastic facts about Elephants, instead of anything depressingly sad.

30 Facts about Elephants that will amaze you – msn news

World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day

The Giant Magicians who wander<3

…And then there’s little one… =D

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(baby elephants are the cutest)

World Elephant Day was officially founded, supported and launched by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation on August 12, 2012

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – Twitter

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, I think, is the most trusted Sanctuary, especially when it comes to Elephants in Africa. They will take in Rhinoceros as well, usually ones who have lost their Mothers. A LOT of the animals that the DSWT rescue have lost their Mothers. Asian Elephants are listed as “Endangered” and the African Elephant is listed as “Vulnerable”.

 

“Days” happening this weekend

  • World Elephant Day (12th of August

About – World Elephant Day  

Elephants what can I say about them, the term “gentle giants” come instantly to mind. It breaks my heart every single time I hear about an elephant, young or old, they are sweetest animals ever. They are very much up there with Dogs, when I think about kindness. As much as I love Lions, elephants are on such a rapid decline and they deserve our protection. It’s the least that we can do.

Other elephants related things:

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Good Book!)

  • Love Your Bookshop Day (12th of August)

Please show your favourite bookshop some love and spread the love around ❤

#loveyourbookshopday

#whyilovemybookshop

  • International Left Hand Day (13th of August)

 

Baby Elephant discovering Trunk

Baby Animals

As you many of you probably know I am pretty obsessed with UStream TV channel of “Wildearth – Safari (Ustream)” I watch it as often as I can. At the moment it seems in the Djuma Game Reserve and Arathusa Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin are just bursting with baby animals!

Now there have been a lot of Impala and Wilderbeest and all sorts of herbivore babies being born, but as you can probably guess, there has also been a lot of hunting and eating by the predators. So below are photos of just the first few cutie being born. No baby lions/cubs … Yet!

Baby Ellie1 Baby Ellie2
Hyena Cub20-11 Egyptian Goose Hippo Baby

Leaving Time

I have a Goodreads page Goodreads – Lolsys Library (if you want to be my “friend” please feel free). One of my favourite authors in the whole wide world is “Jodi Picoult“. I have about 95% of her books on my bookshelf right now and I am honestly considering buying an e-reader just so I can get her free book on there. One of my favourite books of hers is her new one “Leaving Time”. It’s been getting mixed reviews but I loved it. Below is the review I left on my Goodreads wall.

I felt that I had to re-write my review as I felt like a lot of more of the “negative” reviews for this book were missing the point of this story (and these books are amazing) There is a detective/courtroom side to the story, just not a “typical” one. Think of Jodi Picoults “”Second Glance”. I think if you have enjoyed “Second Glance” you will enjoy this one too. The whole courtroom drama was not necessarily all played out in a courtroom in that book either.
A lot of Jodi’s book have a metaphorical and sometimes a literal meaning. This is a book about a metaphorical connection between how humans feels and animals feel, it’s about how humans cope with death and how much we and animals can relate to one another with death and grieving. It’s very similar to “Lone Wolf” as well.
This isn’t just a book about humans vs humans.
If you’ve enjoyed “Lone Wolf” and “Second Glance” you will enjoy this one too!