photos 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
deep-dark-fears: Sleep Pooping
A submission from cryokineticwolfies to deep dark fears.
'What Comes Around' from the 2014 EP 'Ready To Go'.
In which Jaime required coffee in order to sit through the wedding vows. [x]
#i can’t believe he grew a real hand to hold the coffee too
So ever since the #YesAllWomen movement started in the wake of the horrific events that took place on May 23rd, my FB and Twitter feeds have been flooded by stories of abuse and harassment by women, and supportive words from most male friends. I have also been questioned a lot by some male friends…
i can smell the fedora that wrote this
Cheeto dust and stale sweat.
Roman Holiday screen test, 1952
'Ready To Go' EP now available for preorder
It’s official: JOT’s new six song EP ‘Ready To Go’ being released next Tuesday, April 1st is now available for pre-sale via Bandcamp for only $3.00 US. When you pre-order, you’ll receive a download of the title track immediately and be sent a link to download the rest of the songs on April 1st.
Songs will be available to download in high-quality MP3, FLAC and more via Bandcamp. iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc. versions will be released later this month.
a dish best served fried.
Fiona Apple & Watkins Family Hour - Rudolph (Roxanne parody)