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I completely enjoy making little origami critters. Usually it's cranes or elephants
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I'm trying out a new idea....a possible fun little business venture
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This one is a trial run (I'm still working on the card/envelope/packaging) but isn't she cute?!
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This is Guinevere. She loves reading by the pond, chasing butterflies and vanilla ice cream with marmalade .
She's headed to northern Virginia to live with a sweet little girl .
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We’re heading to Africa for our next #KeystoneSpecies and the magnificent African Elephant. (It’s always a good day when we can feature an elephant). These savanna wanderers are essential for maintaining the ecosystem. Elephants in places like the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania eat shrubs and small trees, such as acacia, that grow on the savanna. Even if an acacia tree grows to a height of a meter or more, elephants are able to knock it over and uproot it. This feeding behavior keeps the savanna a grassland and not a forest or woodland. With elephants to control the tree population, grasses thrive and sustain grazing animals such as antelopes, wildebeests, and zebras. Smaller animals such as mice and shrews are able to burrow in the warm, dry soil of a savanna. Predators such as lions and hyenas depend on the savanna for prey. Elephants also dig to find water, which is useful for every living thing. Elephants ares definitely big, grey heros. (Fact credit @natgeo / 📷 @wernerkurn ) #elephante #elephants #elephantfacts #africanelephants #africanelephantfacts #elephantsofinstagram #africananimals #africanwildlife #kenyawildlife #tanzaniawildlife #southafricanwildlife #animalfacts #animalfactsforstevo

“Symbiotes” In Africa, farmers line their fences with bee hives in order to keep the elephants from trampling through their crops. Researchers funded by Disney’s Animal Conservation Fund found that Elephants were actually scared of bees and would wander off in the opposite direction at the sound of their buzzing. This discovery has done wonders to save Elephants from wrongful termination, as well as giving the farmers a new source of income.
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I struggled a lot with the screen printing process. So much so, that I debated not posting this picture at all. There was a lot of confusion on the order of stencils and inking process with me. I think I did okay for this being the first time using the process though. It’ll definitely be something I return to eventually. Maybe I’ll even reprint this design. (The black lines are supposed to overlay the yellow honeycombs, not be underneath them.)
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Feeding time at the elephant orphanage
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This little elephant is an orphan. Along with many other orphaned infant elephants, he has been rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, where I was lucky enough to encounter him. His mother and family were most likely killed by poachers for their ivory, leaving him alone, traumatised and grieving. Baby elephants are fully dependent on their mother's milk for the first two years of life and continue weaning until the age of four, so DSWT have developed a special milk formula to feed the orphans every three hours and their keepers stay with them twenty-four hours a day, even sleeping with the elephants during the night. DSWT takes in orphan elephants from all over Kenya and raises them until they can be released into the herds of Tsavo National Park and reintegrated back into the wild.
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March of the gentle giants
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Elephants are the world’s largest and most majestic land mammals. Their name comes from the Greek word ‘elephas’ which means ‘ivory’, but due to illegal ivory poaching there are only two main species of elephant left on the planet: The African Elephant and the Asian Elephant. The Asian Elephant is now an endangered species and the African Elephant is considered vulnerable. Without urgent action to save them, elephants could disappear from the wild within a single generation. We must act to save them now, before it is too late. To do this we have to start with education and knowledge. Without that, the children of the future will only remember elephants as the dinosaurs of the 21st century. #savetheelephants
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says - on National Selfie Day I thought I would share the time I got a big smooch from that big boy in the background, an Africa Elephant 💋🤪 😄
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We have the best welcoming committee. After a long day of outreach nothing beats coming home to these beauties. #omahazoo #96elephants #conservation #africanelephants #elephantconservation

Enjoyed checking on the animals & new Asian Highlands at the @clevemetroparks zoo tonight for the Metroparks Volunteers! And getting to see ‘Sharks’ in 3D 🦈 🐘 🦏 🦒 🐒 .
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Tanzanian citizen arrested with 62kg of ivory at airport in Kinshasa
The struggle against illicit ivory continues... A Tanzanian citizen, Oriko Oliford was arrested yesterday at the N'djili international airport in Kinshasa with about 62.5kg of ivory.

The ivory which is believed to have been poached in the many porous national parks of the #DRCongo were hidden in secret compartments of his Laguages.

The suspect was immediately arrested after security services confirmed that it was indeed illicit ivory and the scientific department of the ICCN (Institutions Congolais pour la conservation de la nature) was informed.

The cargo and it's alleged owner were to board a flight to #Malaysia at the time of arrest.
The date of appearance in court has not been set as yet.

This is the second arrest in the country in just a period of a month. A few weeks ago another 10 kgs of ivory was intercepted at the Congo-Rwanda border near #VirungaNationalPark.
The DRC is one of the countries affected by poaching if #AfricanElephants. In the last twenty years, it's said that the number of elephants in the DRC has dwindled by 80percent.

These kinds of incidents are heartbreaking to the entire conservation fraternity in the country, more especially when efforts of conservation were beginning to yield positive results in some parts of the country.

Two years ago, WCS team announced the good news that the individual elephants count in #SalongaNationalPark was increasing and that there were more and regular sights of forest #elephants in this protected area.
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GMFER and Conserv Congo *Picture, courtesy of Alfred Ntumba

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