African elephants are listed as vulnerable by the international union (IUCN), while the Asian elephant is classed as endangered. One of the biggest threats to elephant populations is the ivory trade, as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks. Other threats to wild elephants include habitat and conflicts with local people. Elephants are used as working animals in Asia. In the past they were used in war; today, they are often put on display in zoos and circuses. Elephants are highly recognizable and have been featured in art, folklore, religion, literature and popular culture.
The Endangered giant otter ranges across north-central South America; it lives mostly in and along the Amazon River and in the Pantanal. The animal faces a variety of critical threats. Poaching has long been a problem; other threats to the giant otter include conflict with fishermen, who often view the species as a nuisance.
The lovely lady who is comforting and holding onto(Orphaned Rhino,little G in Georgia Louise’s Artwork)to help him sleep because he couldn’t sleep alone,after his mother was slaughtered in front of his little eyes,after he had been rescued,is Adine Roode.The human bond and nurturing is truly inspirational.Adine is falling asleep,with little G in her arms….tireless dedication and commitment.
This is a Very Emotive piece of work and there will be more to follow.
Adine Roode is the daughter of the founder member Lente Roode of Hoedspruit Endangered Species centre,with whom Georgia Louise is working in conjunction with and capturing the Amazing work they do for our breath taking wildlife,without these people our beautiful breathtaking wild creatures will be extinct.
This cause is to end barbaric cold blooded criminal activity and stop extinction!
Gertjie the baby rhino who’s mother was slaughtered in front of his eyes by poachers.