Instead of the usual HELLO WORLD post, I felt it was necessary to just say a few words about World Elephant Day.
So, I'm not going to say much on this first blog entry, as I've spent the better part of the afternoon setting up this website and it's getting time to wind down for the day. That being said, it is definitely worth mentioning the elephants, and encouraging everyone to read this great article by Anne Dillon, with Patricia Sims, "WHAT’S CHANGED FOR ELEPHANTS" - a look back over the years since World Elephant Day began five years ago. Progress has been made in some areas, but there is still so much work to be done to improve the situation. Prospects for the elephants are still dire, and more education is needed to continue to stop the ivory trade, trophy hunting, and using elephants as entertainment (to name a few of the bigger "culprits").
Have a read through the article - (link here)
I am an archaeologist, Oregon Zoo Guide, and wildlife biology student. Much of my time is spent at the zoo with the bears, or out on the nature trails of the Columbia Gorge.