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Saving the Behemoth of the Ice: The Polar Bear
Saving the Behemoth of the Ice: The Polar Bear 1098

by Cyril Christo

With the melting of the world’s ice, the future of the greatest land predator on earth — the polar bear — is very much in jeopardy.

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- Dec 21, 2019
A World Without Elephants
A World Without Elephants 535

by Zoe Krasney

As I write this, I just learned about the horror of 87 elephants slaughtered for their ivory in Botswana in early September.

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- Oct 17, 2018
The Mighty Giraffe
The Mighty Giraffe 496

by Lysander Christo

Silent steps of evolution, highest height of all the world. Of all the world a graceful trot, so fast, yet so slow through the savannah, where the elephants trumpet and blow.

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- Nov 29, 2017
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa
Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa 495

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

In 1925, Carl Jung made a five-month safari to East Africa that would transform his understanding of humanity and the deeper aspects of the human psyche.

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- Nov 15, 2017
Meeting with an Elephant
Meeting with an Elephant 496

by Lysander Christo

In this unprincipled time of elephant carnage in the name of ivory, my wife, son and I have come to view elephants as being on equal footing, searching for them with a guide on conservation lands.

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- Aug 27, 2017
The Living Boulders of  a Faraway Time
The Living Boulders of  a Faraway Time 495

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

We walked among the armored behemoths in total awe, mesmerized  by the sands and giant green euphorbia bushes that seemed to be from a primeval time.  My wife Marie and I came within 40 feet of a single…

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- Aug 14, 2017
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush
The Bones of Extinction at the Ivory Crush 496

by Lysander Christo

In November, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stood vigil over an unprecedented event in the United States: the crushing of six tons of illegal ivory seized from poachers and smugglers. At the…

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- Jan 20, 2014