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 ❤

Elephant GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

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

The bully hits the elephants in the face…

I am SO angry today…I KNEW this was going to happen!

Screw Trump and screw anyone who supports this monster! Stop calling yourself animal lovers if you continue to support this “man”. We’re literally about to bring sub species of Rhino to extinction and he does this?!!! I am so angry right now! The bully hit the elephants right in the face…

Speak up for the voiceless!

Support with and via:

 #SaveTheElephants #TheEllenShow The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Sweet Freedom

Please press the link below and watch the heart warming story of Gajraj:

First moments of freedom for elephant, held captive for 50 years.

Too break it down for those who do not want to read it. This sweet story is about a “working elephant” called Gajraj, who was rescued by Wildlife SOS. After Gajraj was in captivity for over 50 years, as a “temple elephant” was finally rescued, being 70 years old. During Gajraj’s rescue over 500 locals threw stones while the wildlife rescue team took Gajraj away, bringing in a large police force to escort her. However, Gajraj arrived safe and well, for her new life of freedom!

Share Your World … Week 20

Share Your World

Share Your World – Week 20

When do you feel most connected with others?

When we’re watching funny videos. In all honestly, there’s nothing like bringing people together like watching a video of a cat disgracefully face planting.

What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?

I would like to do something creative every day, even it’s something to help me get creative. Having a little meditation session before doing something creative, something like that, or maybe even do the mediation every day and see what comes from that!

What one mini-little-adventure would you like to have in the coming week?

Speaking of crafts, one mini little adventure I want to have this week is actually to head to a craft store. I want to try and use some polymer clay to start shaping “things”. I have so many favourite online stores that sell this gorgeous polymer clay shaped animals and I want to see what I can do =D

List at least of things or events that changed your Life: It could be as simple as a book or meeting a certain person?

  • My last ex and not in a good way, everything he did still confuses and hurts me. Then I get angry at myself for it still affecting me, then I get mad at him, then I get mad at myself…It’s a never ending cycle.
  • At the same time meeting my now partner has been completely healing for me. There are still some-things that I get insecure about, but they are slowly healing. It’s funny because I honestly thought I would never meet someone like him. I thought that I had to heal all by myself. I refused to let other people help me.
  • The #SafariLive drives…They have brought such a positive vibe into my life. I can’t even really explain it. Even when the animals are hunting and killing each other, it’s still a positive place to be apart of. I think it’s to do with the chatters and how sweet they all are, really positive. Even with the animals killing each other, it’s because, that’s what they have to do to live. Which is a lot different from humans hunting them. I hated poachers before but now I just want to protect all the animals….I mean how could you want to harm something so sweet and cute!

    I’d like to introduce you all to Mr Wrinkly Bottom
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ_e5VWXlZI

Hands off the Elephants!

I don’t normally post on the weekend, but I thought that some of you may be interested in this event.

HandsOf

If you have a Twitter account, or please encourage friends that have Twitter accounts. Please look for tweets #WorthMoreAlive and please look for the accounts: Wildlife Direct (Twitter) and Wildlife Direct (Webpage)

#LightaFire, #Tweet4Elephants…

Jungle Book

I finally got to see “The Jungle Book” (2016 film) over the weekend and I cried, I knew that I was going to cry. I laughed, I felt worried, I felt excited. It was great! I always had a feeling that I was going to like it and I’ve been waiting for it all.

The only real complaint I had was that the Elephants looked suspiciously a lot like African elephants, except for the baby elephants, who did look like Indian elephants. I get that African elephants might look a little bit more impressive (and they have a few animals from all over,lol), but this in in India.

Indian Elephant
Indian Elephant vs,
African Elephant vs.
African Elephant 

It’s a really good movie though, doesn’t have all the dancing and music, but there are couple of favourites that people will recognise. It is also obviously a bit more darker and because the animals are more “life-like”, if you are taking children, just be wary. It’s not necessarily violent, but there are deaths.

Neel Sethis as “Mowgli” was also a great little actor, extremely believable and he didn’t have that “stop and start” static that some child actors sometimes have. He was able to just go with the flow of it.

Would definitely give this 4 and a half out of 5 books, I was just a little disappointed with how they chose the look of the elephants. Everything else was fun and a good story.

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!

Indefinite Wild Earth Magic!

Everyone who follows my Blog knows about my obsession with Wild Earth’s Safari Live, which is presented by both Ustream and Nat Geo. Originally the Live Safari (tweet: #SafariLive) was supposed to end of February, but then they made an announcement that they were going to extend it by three months.

Now for the exciting news! They’ve decided to introduce all new guides, so they don’t actually know when they are going to end the drives! Forever Safari’s.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wildearth-safaris

So to “celebrate” I’ve put a little collage together of some of the animals that we get to see and you should all see too!

Bella

Bella

This is Bella, we have been watching her grow up. She is such a little cutie. Hyena’s are a matriarchal society and unfortunately she has two younger cubs that she hangs out with that are her “superiors”, but she has such character! We know that the other two cubs one is a girl and one is a boy, because if Hyena have two cubs of the same gender, one has to be killed =/

HyenaSiblings

(The other two…They don’t have a name yet).

Loinesses

SleepingLion1

Nkuhama lionesses and Matimba Lions (do not mess with those Matimba Lions!)

 

 

 

 

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