this saddens me beyond anything.
Month: June 2014
26 hours of road tripping
Happy 80th Birthday to Dame Daphne Sheldrick!
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival: Our Blog has MOVED!
In the fall of 2013, the Wildlife Film Festival welcomed Dame Daphne Sheldrick to Jackson Hole to accept our Outstanding Achievement Award. During Dame Daphne’s time in Jackson Hole, she shared incredible experiences, stories, and knowledge, impacting many who attended. You can see Dame Daphne’s keynote speech at the Festival below:
A volunteer at the Festival, Zach Montes later went on to work with the Sheldrick family in Kenya:
“When I approached Dame Daphne Sheldrick to have my copy of Love Life and Elephants signed at last years Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, I never expected that six months later, I’d literally be walking in her footsteps (and the much larger footprints of the elephants that constantly surround her. Thanks to the generosity of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, I was given the once in a lifetime opportunity to live and work with the venerated Sheldrick family in Kenya. For two unforgettable…
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WHAT IS WRONG WITH WEARING LIPSTICK IN THE BUSH?
Whats wrong with wearing Lipstick in the bush??
STRIPED CUCKOO BEING FED BY THE ARROW MARKED BABBLER
Brood Parasite Hosts
The Arrow-marked Babbler sometimes finds itself foster-parent to a young Levaillant’s Cuckoo, sometimes called a Striped-breasted Cuckoo which it rears together with its own chicks. The Levaillant’s Cuckoo (Clamator levaillantii), a resident breeding species in Africa south of the Sahara is a brood parasite, using the nests of bulbuls and babblers including the Arrow-marked Babbler.
We have currently a brood of Cuckoos being fed and reared by the much smaller Arrow-marked Babblers in our garden. I feel quite sorry for the Arrow-marks. The Cuckoos are extremely demanding and they want their food. No excuses. its lovely though to see them and its very entertaining. But the NOISE!