Nature in All Its Glory

Mysteries of Kenyan WIldlife

by James Sturz
Giraffe Hello, big guy. All photos by James Sturz.

We've followed James Sturz to India, where he pondered Bengali tigers. This time, he takes us on safari to Kenya, where the menagerie he encountered inspired a series of koans, the paradoxes that Zen Buddhist monks ponder to achieve enlightenment. Here's one to start: Everyone says the animal that kills the most people in Africa each year is the hippo. Except that mosquitoes kill more. In honor of Earth Day, we ponder the wildlife in Kenya.

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