In just the first 15 minutes, we'd already spotted a herd of zebra, a half dozen acacia-munching giraffes and enough warthogs that it was easy to understand why there were so many cheetahs around.
It's never nice to lose an elephant, but it was ironically comforting to finally see one passing away from something other than a poacher's bullet.
Last time I was told to pay attention to a pair of gay twin musicians, it was Nemesis, so it was with some trepidation that I listened to Jackson and Coleman Vrana's rap project, Elephant, and much excitement that I can present them to you here.
"The first time I went [to Kenya], I had the guilt. I was just handing money out. I really was having that weird, stunned feeling. The thing is, when I feel that guilt, I come to Singapore to talk about it. I try to funnel it towards action."
If we don't make sure that today's young people enter adulthood with their eyes wide open to the importance of protecting our living planet, then we are all -- elephants, animals, ecosystems, people -- in deep trouble.
Still widely revered in Thailand, elephants are honored by celebrities, royalty and many enthusiastic spectators during the King's Cup, an annual elephant polo competition.
There was once a pauper renowned for giving perfect impressions of the sultan...
Ironically, being in their natural habitat -- away from the urban world of people -- brings out the most human characteristics in these giant animals.
It wasn't Honey Bee per se who changed my mind, but rather the magic of watching such a massive animal tiptoe so gently through grapevines.
Though not on our home turf, we must all join in this fight to save our planet's endangered species. With programs like Planet Earth, Life, and The Secret Life of Elephants gracing our screens, physical distance no longer excuses apathy.
"All living things fear being beaten with clubs. All living things fear being put to death. Putting oneself in the place of the other, let no one kill...
Some years ago I took my nine year old son Wij and my daughter Lily on safari to East Africa. In northern Tanzania we came across a poached elephant.
Through the years, Donna Bungo has taken in a lot of animals; right now, four five-week-old squirrels are the only rescues in her family.
So your pooch is your best bud. Your kitty is the cat's meow. Your horse defies the lyrics of the "Mr. Ed" theme song and communicates his innermost t...
Last year, I went to Thailand, which was my husband's dream vacation. A local tour guide told us about the "Spend the Day with An Elephant" excursion. I was in.
Bob Parsons is in the news today because he traveled to Zimbabwe recently to shoot an elephant for a trophy. Now he's trying to morph this selfish act of slaughter into some selfless act of charity.