Animal Planet, Yao Ming and ‘Saving Africa’s Giants’

I grew up as an animal lover, although in Oklahoma my exposure to wild animals was limited to the field or woods beyond my backyard and my time at the Oklahoma City Zoo as a junior curator. However, a few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and experience the most real and impactful animal encounters of my life on safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve…

Discovery Channel Revisits the ‘Ivory Wars’ This Saturday

About two years ago, I made a memorable trip to South Africa and had the fortune of spending several days in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. While I’ve always been an animal lover (wild and domestic), my time there cemented my appreciation for a variety of animals, including elephants (the picture at right is from my first game drive ever). You see, I was on the hunt, but my trophies…