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Evamy Ridge, Mount Royal Hill with Sarcee Encampment c. 1890
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Image by ocean.flynn
An archival photo c. 1890 from the Glenbow Collection showing a Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) encampment at the base of Mount Royal Hill looking down on Calgary, is layered into this photo taken from Evamy Ridge on Mount Royal Hill.

Evamy Ridge Park is located in Mount Royal along Hillcrest Avenue overlooking the Mission district in southwest Calgary. The park was built in 2002 by the Parks Foundation, Calgary and the Evamy Family. Evamy Ridge is located in Mount Royal and is dedicated to the late Michael Evamy of Calgary. The park includes a pathway, seating area, and gardens.

"The Tsuu T’ina (Sarcee) of the 19th century referred to the present-day location of Calgary as Kootisaw or the "meeting of the waters." Located between the Highwood and Elbow River junctions along the Bow, Kootisaw was a Tsuu T’ina camping and parleying site. [. . .] Buried beneath many of Calgary's parks, streets, and building foundations is abundant evidence that thousands of years earlier, other First Nations people lived along this stretch of the Bow River. The area's earliest residents probably began arriving soon after Glacial Lake Calgary drained, approximately 10,000 years ago, and the newly exposed land started to attract the plants and animals on which human beings depended for survival. Around 8,000 years ago, one group of Aboriginal hunters trapped a small number of a now-extinct variety of bison in the backwaters of the Bow, then a braided river with channels extending as far south as the present-day Mount Royal district. They left evidence of the kill at what 20th century archaeologists have dubbed The Mona Lisa Site on 17th Avenue, S.W. [A]rchaeological evidence and oral tradition suggest strongly that people of the Blackfoot Nation were present in southern Alberta for many centuries prior to the arrival of Europeans (Kootisaw)."

Lion (Panthera leo)
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Image by cliff1066™
There are two separate subspecies of lions: the African and Asian lion. The African lion's former range included all of Africa, even within the Sahara desert. Now, they live in the savannas and forests south of the Sahara desert. The Asian lion (Panthera leo persica) lives in the Gir Forest of India. There are about 200 Asian lions remaining there, all that is left of what was a thriving lion population that was once widespread all over southwest Asia. They were hunted to extinction elsewhere, and the Gir forest, what used to be a sultan's game park, is the only place they have found refuge.

The lion's former range included not only all of Africa but extended farther east and northward. They occured as far north as Greece, and eastward through the Middle East to India. They became extinct in eastern Europe around AD 100, but their population remained steady throughout the rest of their range until the mid 19th century, when the invention and widespread use of firearms led to their extirpation throughout much of their range. They became extinct in the Middle Eastern countries in the early to mid 20th century, with the last reported lion killed in Iran in 1942. Lions were heavily persecuted in India especially.

There are no exact numbers for the number of lions occuring in Africa. Rough estimates range from 30,000 to 100,000 individuals. Eastern and southern Africa have the largest lion populations, with the numbers dwindling in the western part of the continent. Despite their widespread range throughout sub-saharan Africa, their population is very fragmented, and they are becoming relatively rare outside of protected areas. The only non-African population exists in the protected Gir forest of India, where an estimated 200 individuals survive.

Lions are the largest African carnivore, and the second largest of the "Great cats" (lions, leopards, tigers, and jaguars). Great cats are distinguished from other cats by their ability to roar. Lions are also the second largest cats in the world; the tiger is the largest cat.


Phone charge card
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Image by timquijano
As with most services in China including utilities such as water and heat, you have to pay up front for phone services, so I purchased a card with which to do so. First, I attempted to use the English service by calling the number on the back of the China mobile card and pressing 2 for English. Little did I know, this was a trick! There are only options to do other things, how silly. After calling this number again because I can't believe how ridiculous this is, I work my way through the Chinese operating system, successfully pressing the correct sequence of buttons. This is harder than you'd think because they use formal terminology I guess and I don't know things like how to say the pound button in Chinese. Afterward, I look at the card, a picture of a tiger on the front is waving to me (it is the year of the tiger) with characters along the side saying things like protect animals.
Traditional Chinese medicine sources many ingredients from tiger parts, such as the male part. Eating this part is supposed to prevent/cure sterility. Well, now tigers are virtually extinct in China, so Chinese authorities regularly seize (illegal) loads of tiger parts traveling into China from East Siberia.
I was amused at the back of the card: Applicable to all China Mobile accounts within China, with the exceptions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Hmm, I wonder why it wouldn't work for accounts in those places.

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