Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Kenya, Huruma, and the Animals...

First of all, here is my son, Buzz, who took time off from his cushy job in Wall Street to volunteer at an orphanage in Kenya last month. The orphanage is called Huruma, and it is located outside Nairobi in the Ngong Hills. Children from babies to 17 yrs of age are sheltered in Huruma, and a wonderful lady named Mama Zipporah is the head mistress there.


Here is Buzz on an outing with some of the children of Huruma.


Okay, here's a giraffe in the wild. All animals photographed here are living in the wild. That's a far cry from the caged or confined animals we see in the zoos that live in man-made environment. More giraffes form a group...


A couple of zebras. Nope, those are not prison stripes. These guys are free to roam.

More stripes here than the American flag...


Better keep a safe distance from this rhino. They can charge you with great speed and power. Impressive and powerful.


These rhinos are unfazed by vehicular traffic.They have the right of way by dint of their size alone...

More rhinos...

Several of them...where they're going, we don't know. Have a nice day, fellas.

Checking the tire pressure? Free to roam the grounds...

That left rear tire must be very interesting to them...

I don't know what these creatures are, but they are obviously fed by people...


I've seen this animal in those aweful hunting shows on television, shot and killed by cowardly big game hunters, usually while drinking water from a river. Aren't you impressed by their skill, using high powered and scoped rifles? This is the way to shoot them, with a camera.


A wild boar...


Who's checking out whom? This is a pretty close encounter with our wild relative.

He's off to join his group...

I think these are impalas...





Pelicans have a gathering...


Flamingos, aplenty... Isn't this just beautiful? God's creation at peace.

Humankind's best friends... No cages, collars, harnesses and it seems no energy for one.
DO NOT SUPPORT ANIMAL CIRCUSES AND ZOOS

If you would like to see photos of Kenya and the orphanage, Click HERE for Buzz's online gallery.

2 comments:

For the Love of the Dog said...

Just incredible!! Totally amazing and wonderful photographs the way animals are meant to be.

Kerry said...

I absolutely loved this!!Thank you and well done!