Mistress Of The Plains

Inspired by Sadje’s What do you see #173

The sliver moon and fairycore landscape preview the magic unfolding at sunset. The other arriving animals eagerly await the beginning of the ritual, their excitement visible. With the light almost gone, the mistress begins, and slowly the tall giraffe leans down, beckoned by her whispers. None who witnessed this scene could hear her words, but the animal was captivated by every word. At times, he would close his large, long, eye-lashed lids very slowly and dramatically; it was almost as if to capture her words better.

Having received protection from her, the giraffe turned around and headed toward his pack.

10. Elephant (Earth.org)

Last on the list of the world’s most endangered animals in 2022 are elephants. While some populations of African elephants are increasing, primarily in southern Africa, numbers are continuing to fall in other areas, particularly in central Africa and parts of East Africa. With an estimated 415,000 elephants left on the continent, the species is regarded as vulnerable, although certain populations are being poached towards extinction. Asian elephant numbers have dropped by at least 50% over the last three generations, and they’re still in decline today. With only 40,000-50,000 left in the wild, the species is classified as endangered. However, the species most at risk is the Sumatran elephant, with a population of about 2,400-2,800 individuals.

9 thoughts on “Mistress Of The Plains

  1. I smell magic!
    And yes elephants although may seem large in number are declining. With reducing forest cover and development to create more roads and railways we are reducing the land they need to thrive and yes illegal killing for tusks.

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