Archive for September 26th, 2008

When we were in Kansas last week we had a little time after one of our school programs, so we were exploring the area and came on the Safari Zoological Park.  We’re not putting any pictures on our blog due to copyright issues, but eventually Tom and Allie, the owners, are going to email us pictures they took of us with their animals, and we’ll share them.  They told us the most amazing story! This park has lions, and tigers, and bears (oh my), and other animals, and have for many years.  This past summer the owners decided to close the park because they were flat broke – ran out of money.  At around the same time their White Bengal Tiger had three cubs (who are so adorable, go to the website to look at pictures).  For some odd reason – and nobody knows why – the tiger mama refused to nurse the cubs.  So what happens?  The owner’s superhero dog steps up to nurse the cubs!  So now the cubs are flourishing due to Isabella, the family dog, and the owners are going on The Today Show, and Oprah because everybody’s so fascinated with the white-tiger-nursing-dog, which will hopefully generate income from donors to keep the park open.  Go look at pictures!  Again, we didn’t take pictures out of respect for copyright issues, but here’s a picture of Terri standing by a tree in the park.

We are humbled by how Nature has a continuous hand in showing us that we can all live together.

Gakina-awiiya (We Are All Related),

Chief Robert and Terri Lynn TallTree

“Teach us love, compassion and honor…that we may heal the Earth, and heal each other.”   – Ojibwe prayer

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