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Hello There!

I've been dropping in on AfriCam for a couple months now, and just started exploring the Boma.
Figured I should say "hello"...

I've never been to Africa, and honestly may never get the chance to go, though I have wanted to since I was knee high to a dik-dik. If I could visit no other place on Earth...

I think my virtual love of the continent was cemented when I read Elspeth Huxley's books, and later when I became a keeper in a small, urban zoo with species from both the new and old worlds.

I live in Angels Camp, California, with a husband, some dogs, cats, horses and a small goat herd. I support myself with computer and web work, and a variety of arts.

Still trying to figure the cams out...not sure when they are live, but regardless, I am absolutely enjoying my discoveries and sharing them with my nieces.

I'm very happy to meet you all and to be here!

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What a lovely thought, thank you for sharing . . .

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Welcome to AfriCam, TypicalGirl and Pat! Laughing out loud

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Hi Pat
Thank you
Was my pleasure to help.
Hugs
Chandra

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Chandra, thank you for your prompt and most welcome information. My thoughts and good wishes are with you at this most difficult hour in Middle East history. Keep safe.

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Hi Pat and Typicalgirl,
Welcome to Africam and to the Boma.
Noone seems to answer your question about the cams. So here goes.
Osprey Cam and Bald Eagle Cam are always live and are in Blackwater, Maryland USA so for Typicalgirl that would be 3 hours later than Pacific time. And for you Pat same time EST as is MD..Sometimes they are blurry.
Tau Cam and Elephant Cam are in Africa of course so---
Typicalgirl----they are CAT(central african time) 9 hours later than CA
same for Black Eagle Cam (not working at the moment), Kili Cam and Table Mountain Cam. Pyramid Cam is in Eygpt ---
and is 10 hours later than CA. Leopard Cam----read about it --it is
pics after the fact.
Pat---CAT is 6 hours later (Black Eagle Cam, Tau Cam, Elephant Cam, Kili Cam and Table Mountain Cam) than EST---Eygpt is 7 hours later than EST for the Pyramid Cam
I think I got them all.
Hope this helps
As for me -- I am in Haifa, Israel experiencing a page out of history and have been with Africam since the beginning.
Have a good day.
Hugs
Chandra/Judith Laughing out loud Eye-wink

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Hi Lloyd, thanks for the welcome. I look forward to becoming a "regular" part of the Boma. Good night for now.

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Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Hi TypicalGirl and Pat, welcome to Africam and the Boma, you will find it a friendly place, tho at times empty and I agree, the critters are fascinating! BTW, Lloyd from WI here!

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Hi to all,
I'm also pretty new to the site. I'm so enjoying finding these magnificent creatures on my computer screen. I grew up in an apartment house in Manhattan in New York City. My only contact with the wonders of Africa came through my visits to the Bronx Zoo. My husband and I recently visited the new gorilla exhibit there and found it to be wonderful... I must admit I am especially fascinated by these beautiful gorillas. I love to watch them and find their eyes to be filled with understanding. But as much as I enjoy spending time with them, I find myself wistfully thinking of how they deserve to be at home, in Africa. Kind of a contradiction, don't you think?

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"Tabs" wrote:
It's nice to meet you here - please keep coming back to chat to us!

Whereabouts in CA is Angels Camp? I am in London UK, shortly to be in South Africa but only for a couple of weeks unfortunately!
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Thank you both for the warm welcome!
I'm happy to be here!

Tabs (et al),
Angels Camp will be familiar to fans of author Mark Twain. Its the setting for his story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".
Its in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, on the central eastern edge of California.

Oak trees, oat grass, rolling hills and granite outcroppings...

We are building a home here, on 20 acres.
For those who like webcams, I run a live stream of our building project at http://www.box49.com/bigcam.shtml .
We live with several cats, 4 horses, our goat herds and my beloved dogs (Boxers).
I am actively involved in purebred dog rescue - pet overpopulation is a crisis in the US and shows few signs of changing any time soon.

I'm interested in your guarding dog work in Africa...how to local herdsman feel about flock guardians?
I'm also interested in goats in African societies.
Are there certain breeds that do best in some areas? Is meat or milk the primary product? Does it depend on the community or region?

I sure could use a primer on the AfriCams...is the Tau cam the only live cam? I seem to get snaps of past sightings on the Leopard and Elephant cams.
Also, when are they active?
Lastly, what is the time difference between central/southern Africa and Pacific north America?

So much to learn!

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It's nice to meet you here - please keep coming back to chat to us!

Whereabouts in CA is Angels Camp? I am in London UK, shortly to be in South Africa but only for a couple of weeks unfortunately!
Sticking out tongue

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