The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
initiative between South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe is striving to create a massive peace park. One goal is to take down fences across borders so animals can resume their traditional migratory routes.
Many believe that wild giraffes have gone extinct in Mozambique, though South African giraffes can still be found in Limpopo National Park. When Leslie gave one of the groups of sandalwood carvers we work with an image of embracing giraffes, they immediately carved this beautiful tribute to their vanished neighbor. This sculpture serves as a bittersweet reminder of the ongoing balance that is always being negotiated between human populations and the natural world.