Repost from @kristi.yoga • All of our experiences in the Galápagos Island’s were incredible except for one.
Witnessing the very common abandonment of Sea lion pups by their mother’s was hard to see & comprehend from these loving & social animals.
Sometimes the circle of life is so hard to accept!
Orphaned Sea lion pups would gladly take any milk and protection they can get, but decades of behavioral research has shown females viciously reject any unrelated pups who wander too closely.
There are many different reasons for abandonment.
The slide you see here was heart breaking.
The pup in the background had been abandoned by his mom & begged & cried for milk from the mother lying next to him. The much older pup still nursing and his mother viciously attacked the smaller one. He will eventually starve to death.
The Sea lion colonies thrive in the Galápagos tho and fortunately for us they like people & love to interact!
We swam with them twice daily & even had one kiss my toes!
You're traveling over dry, arid African plains inhabited by a large variety of wildlife. Everything is flat. There’s not a hill in sight. And then you see…🏔
We’re taking on one of the world’s largest extinct volcanoes and highest freestanding mountain - Mt. Kilimanjaro. With a 15,000 ft. vertical gain from the plains to the summit, Kilimanjaro is a spectacle of diversity as the 9 day climb will take you through its many ecosystems and climatic changes.
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