Category Environment/Wildlife

Ellie Whiskers during Big Cat Week, 2015.

Annual [Birthday] Fundraising | DSWT, Cause an Uproar, JGI

Running Donation Total (through 12 Aug 2016): $185.00 Good morning, Today is World Lion Day. Friday – my birthday – is World Elephant Day! How appropriate. As many of you know – or at least, I hope you know by now – I use my birthday to fundraise for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Cause an Uproar, and […]

Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo

This is for the “Soulless Animals”

I responded angrily to the death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. I was told the gorilla’s life was worth less because it was a “soulless animal.” This is for the “soulless animals.” Imagine being born to the wild. You are part of a family unit before being captured and “gifted” to the Inokashira […]

Circus Elephant Design

Commissioned Art | Thank You Elephants

Recently, I was contacted by a friend for a commissioned collection. She had spent a month working with an elephant sanctuary, and in turn wanted to say “Thank You” in a unique, one-of-a-kind way. Within two weeks, I delivered her collection, which was to feature one circus-themed elephant. I now present it to you (fronts […]

Touch of Love. (c) 2015 Bobby James. Acrylic on Canvas. Finger Painted. Suggested Retail: $40 (OBO).

Let’s Trumpet & Roar August 10-12

My birthday is fast approaching (August 12) and in the lead up to it, there are a couple noteworthy dates: AUGUST 10:     World Lion Day, would be my Grandma Sarah’s birthday AUGUST 12:     World Elephant Day, my birthday! As you may be aware, the previous two years, in lieu of gifts, I’ve requested donations be […]

Cecil the Lion 2

“In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions”

In my village in Zimbabwe, surrounded by wildlife conservation areas, no lion has ever been beloved, or granted an affectionate nickname. They are objects of terror. -Goodwell Nzou “In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions,” by Goodwell Nzou, is an op-ed featured in the New York Times (dated August 5, 2015; page A19 in print). Nzou’s […]

Cecil the Lion 2

Cause an Uproar for Cecil the Lion

UPDATE: As of this writing, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has opened and investigation into Cecil’s death by Walter Palmer – and The White House is reviewing the petition to extradite Palmer to Zimbabwe. Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous lions, was lured from Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Beyond the boundaries of his […]

Rorogoi's fostering image - 2013 - photo courtesy of DSWT

Fostering Rorogoi – renewed

Ahead of tonight’s Gardeners of Eden premiere on Pivot TV, as promised, I’ve made a donation to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. With 25% of my earnings and a base donation, I’ve renewed my fostering of Rorogoi for another year. If you’ll recall, Rorogoi was rescued by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on October 10, 2013. While […]

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