Some of why I do what I do - one of my childhood favorites! @RangerRickMag

1972 Ranger Rick Sticker

I simply loved my Ranger Rick magazines as a child. I (briefly) contemplated being a US Parks Service Ranger when taking Forestry in High School. (And, probably would have been the ONLY USPS Ranger who was a former "Forest Festival Queen"!!!) While that career path really wasn't for me - my passion for wildlife (& esp my precious Rhinos!) was fueled at an early age thanks to Ranger Rick. Note the sticker is from 1972 - Happy Throw Back Thursday!

#ThrowBackThursday - Hatari! The Movie, 1962

"Hatari!" means "danger" in Swahili! There are so many great shots in this film, I had to post more than one! Movie trivia, Henry Mancini wrote "The Baby Elephant Walk" for "Hatari!" And, The Duke did ALL of his own stunts for the film! The context of the film, trapping wild animals to sell to zoos, if taken in regard to the times, in my opinion, shows a step toward today's conservation movement. Click here for film description.

 Hatari! The movie, 1962

Hatari! The movie, 1962

 Elsa Martinelli in Hatari! 1962

Elsa Martinelli in Hatari! 1962

 John Wayne with Cheetah, Hatari! 1962

John Wayne with Cheetah, Hatari! 1962