noble and vulnerable.
So proud of his pride.
Fewer than 21,000 remain in all of Africa.
survives sun, sand, winter storm,
but not miners’ guns.
The only truly wild camels that still exist are Bactrian camels. These herds survive in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China but number less than 1,000 and this species is critically endangered.
Support this species through The Wild Camel Protection Foundation (whose patron is Jane Goodall)
Cheetah, champion –
faster than some super-cars.
can’t outrun man’s greed.
Today there are just 12,400 cheetahs remaining in the wild, and the biggest African population is currently located in Namibia with about 2,500 individuals.
Support this species through the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
For all you animal lovers, I hope you contain yourselves at the news that I will be posting an interview with Born Free’s star and animal advocate, Virginia McKenna, on June 20th!
© Copyright – Joanna Marple, 2012