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Elephants and Trees Part 3: Trees Provide More Than a Canopy For Elephants: “The Lollipop Tree”
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Elephants and Trees Part 3: Trees Provide More Than a Canopy For Elephants: “The Lollipop Tree”

There is a magical place for rescued elephants in South America called Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (7) which currently provides a home for five “happy residents” (6) Maia, Rana, Mara, Bambi and Guillermina .  One wouldn’t think the setting could be more idyllic but for a towering copaiba tree affectionately known as “The Lollipop Tree”. It first … Continue reading »

International Mud Day June 29th: Celebrate Messy Mud like an Elephant!
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International Mud Day June 29th: Celebrate Messy Mud like an Elephant!

Elephants and International Mud Day (8) go together like peas and carrots (as Forrest Gump liked to say about his friendship with Jenny) (3)  And there could be no better way to celebrate this day dedicated to mud than to get messy rolling in the mud like an elephant! Make it a family day, there … Continue reading »

Elephants and Trees Part 2: Trees Provide More Than a Canopy For Elephants: Baobab Trees
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Elephants and Trees Part 2: Trees Provide More Than a Canopy For Elephants: Baobab Trees

The African Baobab Tree is truly a wonder and a sight to behold. It was even featured in the children’s classic ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Having originated in Madagascar the baobab dispersed to Africa and Australia evolving into the towering “natural masterpiece” that it is today. (13)  Humans, elephants and other animals … Continue reading »

Elephants and Trees Part 1: Trees Provide More Than a Canopy For Elephants: Marula Trees
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Elephants and Trees Part 1: Trees Provide More Than a Canopy For Elephants: Marula Trees

One of the best parts about being an African elephant is enjoying the succulent benefits of the marula tree.  Named “The Elephant Tree,” (3) (1) for the herds’ dedication to making the trek each summer to savor the “sacred marula fruit” (3) at peak harvest, these special trees attract the elephants. Their remarkable olfactory systems, … Continue reading »

Sinister Scorpion Tabasco Sauce, Original Watercolor Painting by Addison: Original Foodie Watercolor Painting
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Sinister Scorpion Tabasco Sauce, Original Watercolor Painting by Addison: Original Foodie Watercolor Painting

Artist: Addison Size: 6 X 9 Medium: Watercolor Colors: Sinister black scorpion approaching fiery red hot sauce in clear bottle topped with a red cap. Smoky grey black label with black, yellow and white lettering. Dark sage green shadowing. Featuring: Sinister scorpion approaching a bottle of his namesake Tabasco Sauce! Title: Sinister Scorpion Tabasco Sauce, Original Watercolor … Continue reading »

Happy Mother’s Day Card: Learn to Draw an Elephant Mama and Her Baby
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Happy Mother’s Day Card: Learn to Draw an Elephant Mama and Her Baby

On this special Sunday, 12 May 2024, create a Mother’s Day card that reflects the love you have for your mama, and elephants. This mother and baby elephant is easy to draw with the time-lapse video. For elephant lovers one and all!   Happy Mother’s Day 2024           Protect Our Elephants   … Continue reading »

Video Moment: “Sweetest Reunion!” – Sri Lankan Newborn Baby Elephant Rescued From Ditch Before Reunion With Mama
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Video Moment: “Sweetest Reunion!” – Sri Lankan Newborn Baby Elephant Rescued From Ditch Before Reunion With Mama

If not for the villagers who alerted the elephant rescue team in the Wilpattu National Park in Sri Lanka (2) the plight of a baby elephant pulled from a ditch might have been dire. As the wildlife officials arrived they estimated the calf had been trapped in the ditch for “more than 36 hours” (1) … Continue reading »

Kautzky Lazy Ike – 3 Wooden Lure, Original Watercolor Painting by Addison: ACEO Original Fishing Watercolor Painting
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Kautzky Lazy Ike – 3 Wooden Lure, Original Watercolor Painting by Addison: ACEO Original Fishing Watercolor Painting

Artist: Addison Size: 2.5 X 3.5 ACEO Medium: Watercolor Colors: Cream with black rimmed eye and light red to burgundy nose; dark silver grey hooks Featuring: Kautzky Lazy Ike – 3 Vintage Wooden Fishing Lure Title: Kautzky Lazy Ike – 3 Wooden Lure, Original Watercolor Painting by Addison: ACEO Original Fishing Watercolor Painting About the artist:“Hello, my … Continue reading »

Earth Day 2024 “Planet vs Plastics”: Plastics Harm Humans; Plastics Harm Elephants
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Earth Day 2024 “Planet vs Plastics”: Plastics Harm Humans; Plastics Harm Elephants

No matter what you call it, litter, debris, waste, garbage, refuse, rubbish, it is still engulfing our planet and endangering and killing our wildlife, especially in the form of plastic trash which is especially enticing to our elephants, unfortunately.      This year’s (2024) Earth Day message is “Planet vs Plastics”.  Plastics harm humans. Plastics … Continue reading »

SEEK: Elephant of the Week at RETETI Elephant Sanctuary: Samburu, Kenya, Africa
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SEEK: Elephant of the Week at RETETI Elephant Sanctuary: Samburu, Kenya, Africa

Name: SEEK Name Origin/Meaning: “…named after the indigenous ‘seeki’ tree that is ‘so strong’ the wood is used for ‘walking sticks’ for the community’s elders”. (2) Gender: Male Age When Rescued: one year old Date of Rescue: 31 December 2020, New Years Eve Location of Rescue: Nanyuki   Where Now: RETETI ELEPHANT SANCTUARY Namunyak Wildlife … Continue reading »