Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Lions Can Get Out

“This is the Nairobi National Park,” our driver was saying as we passed by a high wall.  It seemed a bit strange to us to have animals – such as lions – roaming about in the large park inside of a city, but the driver assured us that they can't get out.

A hour later we were sitting through a presentation at the Giraffe Center whose goal is to be a breeding ground for Rothschild giraffes, which are endangered.  With a 15 month gestation period, you don't get too many calves in a year, so CrazyMom asked how many were born last year.

“We were fortunate,” said the presenter.  “We had five calves born last year.”

“But then,” he went on, “some lions snuck out of the Nairobi National Park and killed two of our calves.”

So the lions can get out . . .

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