A friend of mine texted me the Smithsonian Magazine cover for March 2011. Pretty neat!
After reading the magazine's featured article about the 20,000 plains zebras that wander through Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans - I'm even more convinced that the zebra is the PERFECT mascot for carcinoid survivors, because we share many of the same qualities ...
* Spirited: zebras have a wild spirit that makes them nearly impossible to tame or domesticate;
* Unique: like a human fingerprint, each zebra stripe pattern is identifiably different;
* Resilient: zebras "walk 34-mile round trips every two to four days to get from water to food, to water again, on an endless journey between thirst and hunger"; it's estimated that they travel more than 2,300 miles a year.
To Read the full article in the Smithsonian Magazine: "Nothing Can Stop the Zebra" click HERE.
A few weeks ago, I chaperoned the senior class trip to Six Flags Great Adventure and escaped the 94 degree heat for a while by partaking in the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. The 350-acre wildlife preserve has more than 1,200 exotic animals - including zebras of course!
But the Smithsonian article has me thinking - maybe I should take a trip to Africa to see these magnificent creatures, that hold so much meaning for me now, in the wild.