Tag Archives: lions

Map Monday: where the animals used to roam

We get used to being told that many of our most iconic animals are endangered, due to climate change, destruction of natural habitat, poaching and overhunting.  But we rarely stop to think about what things were like when these magnificent … Continue reading

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Map Monday: from Santa to animals to everything in between

In keeping with the season, I tried to find accurate maps of the round-the-world routing of Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve, but that proved very difficult. He is an elusive fellow. However, I did find some links to … Continue reading

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Warthog on the runway; we’ll just wait a minute

Note: This post is a continuation of Stuck in the sand in lion country I’ll admit it, I had never heard of the Okavango Delta.  And when I was told it was the world’s largest inland delta, that didn’t help.  I … Continue reading

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Stuck in the sand in lion country

If one of your kids ever ends up working in Botswana for 2 ½ years and you get asked to come along on a camping safari in your kid’s second-hand truck, be sure to say, “Yes.”  Sure, there may be … Continue reading

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