No golf today. I was supposed to play at Firestone Country Club.
This is the road we live on. It is one lane gravel. Many a time I never made it to our driveway. When that happens, you have to back all the way down. It puckers up certain body parts. On one side of the road is a hill and the other side is a drop off.
This is a Sichusn Takin ( Budorcas taxicolor tibetana). Takin inhabit the same dense bamboo forests as the better-known giant panda. Habitat loss and over hunting has led to their decline in the wild. Scientists from the Wilds have been working in China to help track these animals so we can better understand the biology of this species.
THE WILDS is one of the largest conservation centers in North America. Located on nearly 10,000 acres, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world and home to hundreds of indigenous species. The mission of the Wilds is to lead and inspire by connecting people and wildlife.
You travel around the compound by open-air unenclosed safari buses. It takes about two and a-half hours. Each compound is enclosed and the bus driver activates the gate my remote clicker. After passing through the gate, he stops and closes it. The gates are all solar powered.
This is a picture of my wife, brother and grand-daughter.
They also have a zip-line safari. As you travel around the different compounds you see the more adventurist’s zipping form one platform to another.