Break Time!

"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." --Aristotle

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Back in our old quarters in the Training Center, I’m the one who suggests the public marriage proposal. Peeta agrees to do it but then disappears to his room for a long time. Haymitch tells me to leave him alone.

(Source: awkwardisthenameofthegame, via mellarkberries)

  • 23rd July
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Found this in the cup holder area of my mom’s car. LOL!

Found this in the cup holder area of my mom’s car. LOL!

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belas-imagens:

nubbsgalorephotos 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

(via magicalnaturetour)

  • 23rd July
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njwight:

I am posting this photo of a 4 month old white rhino in South Africa, who I call Little Shrek, as a tribute to the 4 rhinos massacred in Kenya this week. It is deeply, deeply upsetting to hear about these killings, the worst rhino poaching episode in 25 years. I fear we will lose these incredible creatures. They just cannot reproduce at the rate of human greed.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/four-rhinos-killed-kenya_n_5577942.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

njwight:

I am posting this photo of a 4 month old white rhino in South Africa, who I call Little Shrek, as a tribute to the 4 rhinos massacred in Kenya this week. It is deeply, deeply upsetting to hear about these killings, the worst rhino poaching episode in 25 years. I fear we will lose these incredible creatures. They just cannot reproduce at the rate of human greed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/four-rhinos-killed-kenya_n_5577942.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

(via magicalnaturetour)

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