Boise to Gorongosa
Posted by Katherine Jones on September 28, 2014
Some more video interviews from Zoo Boise's trip to Gorongosa National Park.
Idaho philanthropist Greg Carr turned 40 and was intentionally looking for a project. He tells how he got to Gorongosa National Park and started the Restoration Project.
Posted by Katherine Jones on August 11, 2014
“If wildlife conservation is 50 miles, you go about four feet before you realize it’s not just about animals,” says Steve Burns, director of Zoo Boise.
Posted by Katherine Jones on August 10, 2014
The rhythm of our days has fallen into a morning drive to look for animals, which takes us to lunch; and then a late afternoon-into-sunset safari drive. This morning, instead of driving, we walked.
Posted by Katherine Jones on August 9, 2014
We stop at the gate of the fence that surrounds Chitengo Camp. The guard counts us, records it in a book, gives the driver a pass that must be returned at the end of the day, and opens the gate. We are on safari again.
Posted by Katherine Jones on August 8, 2014
A raucous group of 24 kids played a game of “batata quente,” which would be “hot potato,” easy enough to figure out without speaking Portuguese. The one left with the ball when the teacher stopped singing laughed with the guilt of being caught red-handed and scooted out of the circle.
Posted by Katherine Jones on August 7, 2014
I’ve always wanted to see a big cat in the wild. Mountain lion, bobcat doesn’t matter. Even a track would make me ecstatic; they are the creatures of my heart. And today?