Please, before you go to sleep tonight, think of ways you can reach out and help all the creatures out there—–humans as well.
Education, preservation, conservation are the keys to protect all of our friends, including us, for future generations. If you see any of these friends on your travels give them a hug. Well, perhaps not all of them…
Rather than focus on one animal I thought it might be nice to share a number of photos of our amazing neighbors.
The Rhino was being given a medical checkup. The eye covering helps keep him calm.
As you know the Elephant, Rhino and Tiger are critically endangered.
These Rockhopper penguins are distinguished by the irreverent crest of spiky yellow and black feathers that adorns their head.
“Biologists left little ambiguity about this species’ preferred habitat when assigning its name. Rockhoppers are found bounding—rather than waddling, as most other penguins do—among the craggy, windswept shorelines of the islands north of Antarctica, from Chile to New Zealand.
These gregarious marine birds are among the world’s smallest penguins, standing about 20 inches tall. They have blood-red eyes, a red-orange beak, and pink webbed feet.”
“Rodents that rock. The agouti (ah GOO tee) is a rodent from Central and South America rain forests that looks a bit like a really large guinea pig. Its coarse hair is covered with an oily (and stinky!) substance that acts like a raincoat. The hair is longest on its rump. The agouti has five toes on its front feet and three on the hind feet. It walks on its toes, not flat-footed like many rodents, giving the agouti a dainty look.” San Diego Zoo
“The African Hawk Eagle is distributed from south of the Sahara to just south of the tropic of capricorn in South Africa. They are usually found in woodland areas. They are usually seen in hilly and ruggy country. They avoid dense evergreen forests. The nest of the African Hawk Eagle, about 3 feet in diameter, is made in the fork of a large tree. It feeds mainly on birds up to the size of Guineafowl. Francolin are probably its main diet. The African Hawk Eagle also feeds on small mammals such as the Mongoose and Dassie. Reptiles also form part of the diet.” Kruger National Park Guide
Photos: NGA, Neil Aldridge, Ami Vitale for National Geographic,Thomas P. Peschak, San Diego Zoo, Siyabona Africa
“The purpose of the following book, available on iTunes, is to elicit public action in support of our environment and our fellow creatures. Hopefully, sharing the photos of many of our animal Friends, to a larger audience, will motivate some to make that call or make that donation to help protect our planet and its many inhabitants. These amazing creatures give Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. the impetus to speak up for them, our collective environment, and our shared habitat.
Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. financially supports many organizations, causes, research, and volunteerism that directly impacts our animal friends and their daily lives. Click the following link to order the book. http://tinyurl.com/yc5n8lz8
Education, preservation, conservation are the keys to protect all of our friends, including us, for future generations. Net proceeds from the sale of our books support the Advocacy work of Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. www.letkidsbekids.org
All photos were taken by the author.”