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Nobody said what does that mean for the people who live there you know and that seems like a problem that continues today. I think it's a big problem and I don't really know the exact solution. I do feel like they awesome progressive countries around the world like Costa Rica Rica that are really focused on eco-tourism and bringing awareness to this and obviously places like Bhutan but they small countries and I think a lot of this is much easier because of the size I think these these things are more challenging in places like China and Russia and of course America and and there's not a lawn of value put on this in this moment in our current political life in the world other things are kind of important so I wondered like what could be done. I mean I think legislation is important but I think it's the private sector. It's it's big tech that has to solve this and whether it's Elon musk go his brother Kimbal musk goal perhaps conservation international but those are the kind of voices that that's really really necessary because governments will come and change and evolve and they so slow moving but I and the U. N. is caught up in a lot of bureaucracy but but I think that these big tech companies could actually make a difference so maybe it's a call to them to be like. Let's start our own tech APP YEP. Let's call it. Teddy Free Free Teddy and we started conservation a wins campaign and what do you think I'm all I'm on board. Yeah I. I like the idea of Free Teddy do we. I guess then do we get to count as co-founders offers. We just want to be in the pictures man right. I think you you just co founded with me this. This is great this there's there's one one last thing that that we say no of course. Teddy Roosevelt went on to have many adventures and somewhere in this wide I world of ours Daniel Chef lers teddy bear is having adventures all its own and we hope that one day you too will finally be reunited. It makes me think of that part in on me where the GNOME goes everywhere and takes pictures and the the pictures we will maybe one day you'll start getting anonymous pictures in the mail from your teddy bear having adventures that would be creepy and harming the same time somehow oh. I love then Dan. That's so beautiful. I really hope that then teddy is still living on somewhere beautiful because I have have a very dear friend and she has a teddy ban cold little and he travels with her everywhere. He's always in her bag and little has a friend who wife's teddy bear called Moyen in fact at the moment they fighting but I always spend a lot of time. There's hundreds of photos does with me and little moyen all over the world so I guess I'm living vicariously living my life with my old teddy through the new new teddybears because history may not repeat but it certainly rhymes. Schorr does the right well. I have been thinking now. I'm on Teddy Roosevelt Roosevelt kick and this week at the met in New York they commissioned these incredible incredible statues by Kenyan American artist and she has done these female sculptures and she's put them in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's L. Codes they four of them and they all these sort of powerful women African queens looking out onto the world they called the new new ones will free us and it's part of the mets sort of shift in the commissioning and the natural history museums shook in how they re examining statues in particular the Teddy Roosevelt Statue which some people think should be toned down because some people have called Roosevelt racist towards African Americans and native Americans and it's fascinating thing because I think it was a different from time right like do we think of racism in the same way then as we do now probably not and he was he was a very complicated figure of course. I you know one thing we learn about history is that people are very rarely one hundred percent heroic or one hundred percent villainous. Roosevelt Roosevelt himself has some inherent contradictions. we know because he wrote these contradictory statements he said the game butchery. Torri is as objectionable as any other form of wanton cruelty or barbarity but then he also later wrote that creeping after game made eight hour veins thrill and he praises elephant poachers saying few careers more adventurous or more fraught with peril if you are keeping score of the animals calls at home. Roosevelt killed eight elephants yeah and we sort of teased at the top of the show the idea of a white whale kind of situation like moby Dick like he was in search of of this creature that he had yet to bag and that was the white rhinoceros which is a very specific species. That's much different from the very common black black rhino that he had been collecting for some time and it's it's not even the color that has to do with their difference. They're actually in different GENERA Z- so they are very very widely different the white rhino comes from the Afrikaans Word Wide W Y de which means literally wide so the name white doesn't isn't even refer to it's sort of a bastardisation an English bastardisation of that offer cons word and he did ultimately get several of these and they are currently on display in the Natural History Museum Smithsonian Institute in Washington. DC and they are called the Roosevelt Rhinos. Yes well. Do you know how to tell the difference between a black rhino and the white rhino now know how so what's funny is the major differences differences the shape of their mouths black rhinos developed a pointy lip which they use to pick up fruit and select leaves from twigs and white rhinos have a flat wide lip as you said why'd to graze on grass so that's how you tell the difference whilst you on Safari then you don't kill them. You just look at their lips. Exactly that sounds like a plan especially considering now. We have to wonder what would have happened if Roosevelt had not bagged that those Roosevelt Rhinos today the northern white rhino is extinct in the wild and I think there are only a hand few left alive what two or three now so we end today story with a look at Teddy Roosevelt that may be surprising to some of our fellow listeners he he would call it an adventure. This expedition of his is something that many people don't learn about today and that's that's a shame a Daniel. We want onto. Thank you so much for joining us today and for anyone who urines to to travel a little bit further further from their comfort zone geographically speaking for people who want to join you on your adventures as you literally travel everywhere. Where can they find the the podcast. Where can they learn more about well. It's definitely on the iheartradio APP but also anyway you get you. A pond costs we're. We're at everywhere podcast on instagram but I'm not a social media guy much so I'm all like listen to the show. Take don't see it just head. Knowledge Sita's hunt knowledge and I'll see you everywhere love. Thank you so much Daniel if you wanna find us on the social media is you can find us at ridiculous history on Instagram if you want to join our community on facebook where the ridiculous historians where you can connect with your fellow listeners and exchange memes in conversation and Ben and I even creep in there from time to time and get in on the fun if you'd like to follow us individually I am at how now Nicole Brown on Instagram you can see me you get kicked into and kicked out of various countries locales and locations on instagram where I am at Ben Bullet in a burst of creativity. I'm at Ben Bullen. HSA W on twitter thanks has always where Super Producer Casey peg room who by the way stayed the whole time made it. I don't think that was for us. I think we stay. Hey for you Daniel. He just didn't want you to know where he was going. Because I was going to reveal I should still do it. You can still tell you feel free yeah one here this. He's going to France. He's always gonNA be always popping off to France and alas. He's usually on Mike on the show today but we're having are. Are you on my on the show today I'm on. I'm on the Weird Mike Okay so it sounds might sound funky. We'll see he may or may not actually be in the show because we've got some Mike Issues in this new Studio Labus. Will Return Labus will indeed return a huge. Thanks Casey Pattern for sticking around big. Thanks to you Daniel for being on the show with us. Thanks to our accused some. You're so welcome become thanks to Alex Williams who compose our theme thanks to research Associate Gabe loser and thanks to research Associate Ryan Bearish thanks to the quiz for not dropping the end of this episode always love it when he doesn't drop enforced Christopher Haas Yoda's thanks nope thanks with some caveats and Asterix to Theodore Roosevelt and thanks to you man. I like your shirt today. Appreciate it but like your shirt too and the catty gym. We'll see you next time folks."