By Lori Robinson
MEET LORI ROBINSON

MEET LORI ROBINSON

Hi, I’m Lori Robinson. I grew up barefoot, surrounded by animals. My older half-brother used our only bathtub as a snake aquarium, and shared his bunk bed with our pet goat My mother let our pet squirrel monkey sleep in her hair. And my father’s idea of a fun weekend...
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JOIN OTHER LIKE-HEARTED ANIMAL LOVERS

Be inspired, entertained and connected to others who share your passion for animals and Africa. Join the tribe here at Africa Inside. It’s simple. Go here to sign up. Lion Photo from Mara Lion Project. Find them on Face Book.     
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ANIMAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

ANIMAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

We have three programs – all with the goal of spreading compassion for animals, Africa and wildness.    Inspire Animal Heroes: In Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe we support and foster kids to become animal heroes to protect animals. We do this by sending children in Africa, most of whom have never...
PLASTIC LITTER CLEAN UP PROGRAM IN AFRICA

PLASTIC LITTER CLEAN UP PROGRAM IN AFRICA

Join us in ridding Africa of Plastic litter and saving animals who otherwise die from entanglement or ingesting plastic.
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Meet Buddhist Monk Photographer, joSon

Meet Buddhist Monk Photographer, joSon

“In all things in nature there is something of the marvelous.” That’s a quote from Aristotle but could just as easily been from today’s guest at AfricaInside.  joSon is a Buddhist, former Monk, Photographer whose images and answers to my questions reveal his mystical, spiritual, and quiet way of seeing the natural world. I thought...
Wild Ones: why we love them

Wild Ones: why we love them

Every once in awhile there is a photo of a wild being that is so extraordinarily touching, one that when you see it, you immediately smile, or laugh or get your heart ripped wide open by the sweetness, the wonder, the joy, and the beauty of the wild being. When I find such a photo...
Mountain Lion in Oprah’s Backyard

Mountain Lion in Oprah’s Backyard

I had met Penny, Oprah’s California neighbor, a few times before, but on this day we were each walking through a protected swath of oak-studded wood surrounding her neighborhood.     “Who saw the Mountain Lion?” I asked her excitedly. I was referring to signs that had been recently posted along the path that read,...
Kiss the Earth

Kiss the Earth

How often do we celebrate, praise and notice what’s most important in our lives? If you’re like me, the answer is Not Often Enough. Todays post is a celebration, praise and noticing of Mother Earth. A reminder of all she is, all she does, and all she gives. A reminder that without her none of...
Animal Lovers Alert: Avoid these Poisons

Animal Lovers Alert: Avoid these Poisons

Last week I was hiking a woodsy, oak-tree studded trail a few blocks from my cottage and spotted a bobcat. I had not seen a wild cat in over a year so I was excited. Until I saw the animal move.  The bobcat was walking as if it were drunk. I didn’t understand at first, and then...
Boyd Varty's Cathedral of the Wild

Boyd Varty’s Cathedral of the Wild

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Interview with Lori Robinson

Interview with Lori Robinson

A quick post to let you know about two interviews I think you will find inspiring.  1.    Interview with Lori Robinson, conservationist, lover of all things wild, founder of AfricaInside.org by Annabel Ruffell on her wonderful site – Journey for Earth. For her interview with me, I loved the questions Annabel asked, starting with “What...
The Happiness Gift

The Happiness Gift

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Africa Inside's Wildlife Hero: Madison Vorva

Africa Inside’s Wildlife Hero: Madison Vorva

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Cat Cafe: Crazy or Not?

I know, another post about cats. But you know I’ve never met a cat I didn’t like. Besides, this feline article isn’t by me. I found The Daily Beast article so interesting I posted the cat cafe story here for you in its entirety. Let me know your reaction in the comment section at the...
Meet Wildlife Hero Dave Forman

Meet Wildlife Hero Dave Forman

Finally! A conservationist willing to talk about what it’s really going to take to save the world’s wild places and wildlife. Dave Forman, one of North America’s most creative and effective conservation leaders and wildlife heroes, is a folksy, jovial man in his late sixties. After shaking my hand, he unbuttoned his dress shirt, revealing his...