Boise to Gorongosa
Posted by Katherine Jones on March 1, 2015
Gorongosa's lion project - Projecto Leões da Gorongosa - is directed by Paola Bouley. Zoo Boise brought Bouley to Idaho to talk with volunteers, staff and Friends of Zoo Boise about her work and, by extension, the work they are supporting through contributions, volunteer hours and fundraising. But it might not be a fair competition.
Lion projects always win, joked Steve Burns, director of Zoo Boise: "People love lions."
"The love is a great thing," said Bouley. "I don't feel too bad promoting contributions to the lion project. It's definitely a much bigger-picture effort."
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.