nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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dailybunny:

Bunny Is Waiting for Someone to Join Her on the Sofa for Cuddles
Thanks, Bob and bunny Simba!
pineplanet:

Calles, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México.
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pineplanet:

Calles, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México.

More Photos Here

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allthingseurope:

Hohenzollern Castle, Germany (by Silanov)

allthingseurope:

Hohenzollern Castle, Germany (by Silanov)

ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

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handsomedogs:



Husky / / Anna

handsomedogs:

Husky / /

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wanderlusteurope:

Bastei Bridge, Germany

wanderlusteurope:

Bastei Bridge, Germany

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womanspleasure:

a handy guide for you guys to determine when a girl owes you sex….

womanspleasure:

a handy guide for you guys to determine when a girl owes you sex….

travel-photos-jhb:

Cancun Underwater Museum, Mexico

travel-photos-jhb:

Cancun Underwater Museum, Mexico

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"Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be."

— Eric Thomas and good advice (via womanspleasure)

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This picture means so much to me

This picture means so much to me

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