Grim news today about greed and the near-extinction of endangered species.
Rhino horn now a club drug in Asia.
Huge ivory stash seized in Malaysia.
Violence in Mali is threatening the survival of endangered elephants.
About the only good news is a donation of $5 million for a drone program to track poachers by Google.
A life-long lover of animals, I wrote ZURI to draw attention to the greed-motivated poaching which has brought the rhino to the brink of extinction and threatens elephants as well. The valiant efforts of the scientists, conservationists & veterinarians who rescue orphaned animals play a crucial role in ZURI. I hope the emotive power of fiction will help prevent the further slaughter of these majestic animals and I have donated to organizations dedicated to this effort.
Also find ZURI on Nook.